Mini Copy Book

Tudor Era

Full Merrily

On July 5th, 1535, the night before he was to be executed by order of King Henry VIII, it seemed that Sir Thomas More was the only man in the Tower of London who was happy.

Length: 114 words

Character and Conduct

Peace with Dignity

Amid the Don Pacifico Affair, William Gladstone told Lord Palmerston that pride in his own country did not excuse bossing others about like a global schoolmaster.

Length: 116 words

Lives of the Saints

Educating Martin

When Sir Rodbert became Brother Martin, he found the change so difficult that he began to wonder if even the saints were against him.

Length: 116 words

Extracts from Literature

‘Poor Pamela’s Married At Last!’

Letitia Barbauld called Samuel Richardson’s 1740 novel Pamela ‘a new experiment’ in English literature, and to judge by its reception it was very successful.

Length: 114 words

Character and Conduct

A War of Words

A few years before the Battle of Agincourt, the Duke of Orléans challenged King Henry IV to meet him in Bordeaux for a winner-takes-all joust.

Length: 115 words

Character and Conduct

A Stout Answer

A few weeks after a large French raiding party had been driven away from the Isle of Wight, another flotilla arrived from across the Channel demanding money with menaces.

Length: 58 words