Mini Copy Book


Table Steaks

French travel writer Pierre-Jean Grosley toured Georgian London just in time to witness a culinary revolution: the sandwich.

Length: 57 words

Animal Stories

Dog and Wig

A loyal dog shows his initiative in recovering his master’s property, though his timing might have been better.

Length: 58 words

Classical History

Fiddling While Rome Burns

In 64, Nero watched on with fascination as Rome was consumed by fire — the Emperor’s idea of performance art.

Length: 118 words

Alicia Amherst

Top Banana

It was during the troubled reign of Charles I that the very first bananas seen in Britain went on display.

Length: 58 words

Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815)

The Battle of Trafalgar

A year into his reign as Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte had much of Europe under his government but the United Kingdom still eluded him.

Length: 117 words

Rudyard Kipling

‘Kings in Our Own Right’

Two former soldiers in India find British bureaucracy cramps their style, so they set off to become kings of their own land.

Length: 115 words