Mini Copy Book

Lives of the Saints

Felgeld’s Face

A monk living in the tumbledown hermitage that had once belonged to St Cuthbert reluctantly decided that it needed more than repairs.

Length: 118 words

Sport and Sportsmen

A Matter of National Security

As various ball sports began to take hold in England, King Edward III became convinced that Government action was required.

Length: 107 words

Lives of the Saints

The Thrice-Holy Hymn

When the capital of the Roman Empire was in the grip of a violent earthquake, it fell to one small child to save all the people.

Length: 118 words

Mediaeval History

The Coronation of Henry IV

On October 13th, 1399, Henry Bolingbroke was crowned King Henry IV of England in Westminster Abbey.

Length: 113 words

County Durham

Poisoned Chalice

Scientist and clergyman Temple Chevallier believed that the fast pace of recent discoveries in astronomy risked substituting a new superstition for an old one.

Length: 117 words

County Durham


As late as the fifteenth century, criminals on the run could find refuge in the precincts of England’s great churches.

Length: 116 words