Mini Copy Book

History of China

A Very Rapid Promotion

Aeneas Anderson, who accompanied Lord Macartney on Britain’s first embassy to China, shared a tale illustrating the Qianlong Emperor’s notion of fair play.

Length: 117 words

Parables of Jesus

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

A Jewish man is left for dead by bandits, but help comes from a most unexpected quarter.

Length: 121 words

Anglo-Saxon Era

The Conversion of Norway

Kings of Norway educated in England drew on the experience of English clergy to establish Christianity in their own land.

Length: 110 words

Georgian Era

My Standard of a Statesman

Edmund Burke expressed his frustration at the arrogance of politicians who have no regard for our Constitutional heritage.

Length: 59 words

Georgian Era

On Love of Country

Richard Price argued that the true patriot does not scold other countries for being worse than his own; he inspires his own country to be better than it is.

Length: 114 words

Alexis de Tocqueville

Home, Sweet Home

French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville visited the USA in the 1830s, and found a degree of contentment that he rarely found in Europe.

Length: 58 words