Mini Copy Book

Bible Stories Retold

Balaam and His Ass

A prophet-for-hire agreed to help Balak, King of Moab, try to do something about the flood of Israelites pouring into his kingdom.

Length: 178 words

Lives of the Saints

Fight the Good Fight

Eighth-century Northumbrian monk St Bede urged Christians to think of heaven, and then fight our way there for all we are worth.

Length: 111 words

Lives of the Saints

Run for Glory

In a sermon for the Feast of All Saints, eighth-century Northumbrian monk St Bede explains why it is worth going for the spiritual burn.

Length: 118 words

Sport and Sportsmen

Surrey vs Hampshire

‘Rain stopped play’ but it did not stop the ladies of Surrey and Hampshire from finishing their epic struggle at the Newington ground.

Length: 115 words


A Patriot, Sir!

Sir Robert Walpole wasn’t impressed with kind of politician who pursues his own ambitions in the name of serving the country.

Length: 59 words

Liberty and Prosperity

The Most Liberal State in Europe

French essayist Voltaire provoked the wrath of his government by explaining how England was superior to every European state including the Roman Empire.

Length: 111 words