Mini Copy Book

International Relations

Pot and Kettle

Richard Cobden wondered how the architects of the British Empire had the nerve to accuse Russia of imperialism.

Length: 60 words

Richard Cobden

Statesman vs Politician

American journalist and poet WC Bryant numbered Richard Cobden MP among the world’s statesmen, not our politicians.

Length: 59 words

Free Trade and Markets

Excess Postage

Rowland Hill calculated that a lower, flatter rate of postage would not only make the public better off and better read, but increase the Revenue.

Length: 114 words

French History

Émilie’s Plan

The night before the Comte de Lavalette was to be executed, his wife Émilie came to visit him with a proposal that left him speechless.

Length: 120 words

Music and Musicians

Dancing in the Dock

The fandango is Spain’s most alluring national dance, and the story goes that even the most solemn clergyman could not resist it.

Length: 119 words

Theophany (Epiphany)

How the Pepyses Kept Twelfth Day

In the family of Samuel Pepys, the Feast of the Epiphany was kept with music, cake and quaint traditions.

Length: 60 words