Mini Copy Book

Mediaeval History

The Selfless Courage of Leo the Cook

In 6th century France, a faithful kitchen servant sold himself into slavery to rescue a kidnapped boy.

Length: 52 words

Mediaeval History

The Daring Escape of Richard the Fearless

The ten-year-old got away from a royal castle disguised as a bundle of hay.

Length: 49 words

Discovery and Invention

Edmond Halley

Edmond Halley will forever be associated with the comet named after him, but his greatest achievement was getting Sir Isaac Newton to publish ‘Principia Mathematica’.

Length: 58 words

Cat Stories

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose!

(That’s cat-tails, obviously.) And who ever said cats were unpredictable?

Length: 50 words

Music and Musicians

The Story of ‘Messiah’

The first thing George Frideric Handel’s oratorio ‘Messiah’ did was to set a hundred and forty-two prisoners free.

Length: 54 words

Music and Musicians

Fiddler Tam

An 18th century bon viveur and virtuoso violinist, Thomas Erskine is currently being ‘rediscovered’ by the classical music industry.

Length: 54 words