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The Speech of King Caratacus
A proud British king, taken to Rome as a trophy of Empire, refused to plead for his life.

“HAD my moderation in prosperity been equal to my noble birth and fortune, I should have entered this city as your friend rather than as your captive; and you would not have disdained to receive, under a treaty of peace, a king descended from illustrious ancestors and ruling many nations.

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The Battle of Ynys Mon
Suetonius Paulinus, Governor of Britain, hoped to enhance his reputation.

IN Suetonius’s opinion, the chief threat to Roman rule in Britain came from the Welsh tribes and the Druids. He would discover that this was a mistake, but in the meantime, he bent his attention on the Island of Mona, just off the Welsh coast, which had become their stronghold.

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Word Play

Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Captive. Captivated.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Meet. Paint. Coast.

Use together in one sentence: Warrior. Rank. Meet.

More games: Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.

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