Mini Copy Book

Classical History

Rhetoric and the Beast

God alone can save civilisation, said Socrates, when clever campaign strategists teach aspiring politicians how to play on the public’s hopes and fears.

Length: 114 words

Parables of Jesus

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

A young man abandons the family farm and goes looking for happiness in the pleasures of the city.

Length: 176 words

Bible Stories Retold

David and Goliath

Goliath, a giant of a man from Philistia, has challenged Israel’s warrior-heroes to meet him in single combat, but only a shepherd boy is brave enough to step up.

Length: 114 words

British Myths and Legends

The Sword in the Stone

Sir Kay has left his sword at home, and his young brother Arthur is determined to find him a worthy blade for the New Year’s Day joust.

Length: 116 words

The First World War

The Gift of Life

When columnist ‘Alpha of the Plough’ was asked to select his most memorable moment of the Great War, he told the story of HMS Formidable.

Length: 59 words

Liberty and Prosperity

Measured Government

To Napoleon, the way that politicians in Paris had forced metric measurements on the public was a lesson in bad government.

Length: 59 words