Mini Copy Book

Liberty and Prosperity

A Backward Step

As William Lecky watched the rapid spread of socialism across the European Continent, he was struck by a powerful sense of déjà vu.

Length: 116 words

The Spanish Armada (1588)

The Spanish Armada

At the height of the Inquisition, King Philip II of Spain sent a glorious fleet against England to bring the nation back to his Church.

Length: 169 words

Scottish History

‘Ah! Freedom is a Noble Thing’

John Balliol had to decide whether his first loyalty was to the throne of Scotland or to the man who put him there.

Length: 112 words

Scottish History

A Simple Folk Without Guile

What were the Scots thinking back in 1290, when they asked King Edward I of England, of all people, to choose them a king?

Length: 116 words

Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815)

Call of Duty

When Horatio Nelson stepped aboard HMS Victory in September 1805, the great Admiral knew he had every reason to stay on dry land.

Length: 115 words

Georgian Era

Roof Riders

On a visit to England in 1782, young German author Karl Philipp Moritz was very excited about riding on an English stage.

Length: 114 words