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‘God Save the King!’
Music: Muzio Clementi
The simple melody of the United Kingdom’s national anthem has stirred the souls of some great composers.

THE acclamation ‘God Save the King’ has been sung at every English coronation since Edgar in 973, but the song known today as the national anthem of the United Kingdom is much more recent, appearing for the first time in the ‘Gentleman's Magazine’ of 1745.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Appear. Seem. Seam.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Theme. Show. Battle.

Use together in one sentence: Blessing. Grandson. Battle.

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For Valour
Music: Edward Elgar
The Victoria Cross is the highest award made to our Armed Forces.

ON January the 29th, 1856, the Victoria Cross (commonly called the VC) was formally established by Queen Victoria. The VC is the highest honour available to the armed forces.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Present. Gift.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: End. Act. Service.

Use together in one sentence: Establish. Exceptional. End.

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St George, Patron Saint of England
Music: Edward Elgar
George was born in Israel and served in the Roman army, yet makes an ideal patron for England.

IN 1552, the English government forbade banners depicting Christian saints, considered idolatrous by the country’s newly Protestant churchmen. An exception was made, however, for banners of St George, popular in the army since Richard the Lionheart’s crusade to the Holy Land.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Invade. Evade.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Order. Mean. Pride.

Use together in one sentence: Choose. Victory. Royal.

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Lessons in British values for a Future King
Music: Thomas Arne
‘Rule Britannia’ was a discreet way of telling a German prince what was expected of a British King.

THOMAS Arne’s Masque ‘Alfred’ was first performed for Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1740.

It was a drama about King Alfred, who in the 9th century defeated the invading Danes, united the petty kingdoms of England, and established the first English navy.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Freedom. Liberty.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Limit. Mark. Value.

Use together in one sentence: History. Drama. Speak.

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