Marianne Dashwood sprains an ankle, but help is at hand.
A Perfect Combination of Imperfections
Jane Eyre meets a not very handsome stranger, and likes him all the better for it.
The Greeks, the Governor and the Potatoes
John Kapodistrias had an instinct for how a long-oppressed people might think.
The headstrong Irish boy became part of the Greek resistance movement that won independence in 1832.
Charles Dickens explains how cutting tax and regulation on Britain’s global trade made everyone better off.
The Founding of Australia
Within little more than half a century a British penal colony turned into a prosperous, free-trade democracy.
A sympathetic understanding of the trials of other people is essential for getting along.
St Helen Finds the True Cross
The mother of the Roman Emperor goes to Jerusalem on a quest close to her heart.
Based on ‘Elene’ by Cynewulf
How Liberating the Slaves also Clothed the Poor
The closure of slave plantations following the Abolition of Slavery Act in 1833 had a curious side-effect.
Based on an article by Charles Dickens