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Aaron’s Rod By Elfric of Eynsham (955-1010) Lives of the Saints
Abraham Darby I Discovery and Invention
Act Polywords
Active and Passive Grammar and Vocabulary
Adam and Eve Tales from the Bible
Adder Polywords
Addition Mental Arithmetic
Adjectives are Easy Grammar and Vocabulary
Adoration of the Magi, The Tales from the Bible
Ahmed, St Lives of the Saints
Aidan Returns King Penda’s Fire, St By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
Alan Blumlein Discovery and Invention
Alcibiades Classical History
Alfred Learns To Read By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Anglo-Saxon History
Alice gets an English Lesson By Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Extracts from Literature
Alien Polywords
Alleluia Victory, The By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Anglo-Saxon History
Andrew, Patron of Scotland, St Lives of the Saints
Angel Cat By Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Extracts from Literature
Anglo-Zanzibar War, The Modern History
Anne Ford Thicknesse Music and Musicians
Annunciation By Cynewulf (8th century) Extracts from Literature
Ape and the Fox, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop of Samos
Apple of Discord Greek and Roman Myths
Arab-Israeli War of 1948, The History of Israel
Arch Polywords
Are Women more faithful than Men? By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
Armistice Day Modern History
Arthur MacPherson Sport History
Arts of Fair Rowena, The By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Anglo-Saxon History
As Good as his Word By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Samuel Smiles
As You Were Polywords
Ash and Oak Doublets
Aspden Cup, The Sport History
At Heaven’s Gate By Cynewulf (8th century) Bible and Saints
At a Solemn Musick By John Milton (1632-1704) Extracts from Literature
Autumn: A Dirge By Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) Poets and Poetry
Awake Polywords
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Bald Lover, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop of Samos
Band Polywords
Bar Polywords
Barn Polywords
Bashful Young Gentleman, The By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Extracts from Literature
Batter Polywords
Battle of Agincourt, The Plantagenet Era
Battle of Britain, The The Second World War
Battle of Brunanburh, The Anglo-Saxon History
Battle of Glen Shiel, The Scottish History
Battle of Jutland, The The Great War
Battle of Marathon, The Classical History
Battle of Nechtansmere, The Anglo-Saxon History
Battle of Plassey, The Modern History
Battle of Salamis, The Classical History
Battle of Trafalgar, The Napoleonic Wars (1804-1815)
Battle of Waterloo, The Modern History
Battle of Wills, A By Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901) Lives of the Saints
Battle of Ynys Mon, The By Cornelius Tacitus (AD 56-117) Cornelius Tacitus
Battle of the Somme, The The Great War
Battle of the Standard, The Mediaeval History
Battle of the Winwaed, The Anglo-Saxon History
Bay Polywords
Bead Polywords
Bear and Forbear By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Character and Conduct
Bearded Foreigner, The Lives of the Saints
Bede and the Singing Stones, St By The Golden Legend (1275) Lives of the Saints
Bede of Wearmouth and Jarrow, St Lives of the Saints
Beef Polywords
Beef Stew Doublets
Bees Polywords
Beethoven’s First Music and Musicians
Bega, St Lives of the Saints
Beginner’s Luck By Mark Twain (1835-1910) Extracts from Literature
Bell Polywords
Bellerophon and the Chimera Greek and Roman Myths
Belling the Cat By Aesop of Samos Aesop of Samos
Belshazzar’s Feast Tales from the Bible
Benno Moiseiwitsch Music and Musicians
‘Better Habits, Not Greater Rights’ By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Character and Conduct
Big Spenders By Adam Smith (1723-1790) Liberty and Prosperity
Billy Polywords
Bird in the Hand is Worth..., A By Procopius of Caesarea (c.500—c.560) Classical History
Bird of Prey Polywords
Bird’s Custard Discovery and Invention
Birds, The By Aristophanes (c. 445-386 BC) Stories in Short
Birds of Paradise By Cynewulf (8th century) Bible and Saints
Bishop and the Chatterbox, The By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Anglo-Saxon History
Bishop’s Gambit, The The Second World War
Black Agnes Dunbar Mediaeval History
Bleat Polywords
Blessing of Disguise, The By Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Extracts from Literature
Blue Polywords
Boer Wars, The Modern History
Bolt Polywords
Bond of Liberty, The By Edmund Burke MP (1729-1797) Liberty and Prosperity
Boston Tea Party, The Modern History
Boudica Classical History
Brahms: Three Intermezzi Op. 117 Music and Musicians
Bray Polywords
Bread from Heaven By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
Breaking Death By Elfric of Eynsham (955-1010) Lives of the Saints
Brine Polywords
Britain and the Tsars Mediaeval History
Britain’s Best Gift to India By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Discovery and Invention
Britain’s Destiny By Leslie Howard (1893-1943) The Second World War
British Mandatory Palestine History of Israel
Bully and the Brakesman, The Discovery and Invention
Burn Polywords
Burning Daylight By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Discovery and Invention
Byron and Hercules Greek History
By the Toss of a Coin By Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Extracts from Literature
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Caedmon Learns to Sing By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
Cafe Polywords
Cain and Abel Tales from the Bible
Candlemas Lives of the Saints
Cap o’ Rushes British Myths and Legends
Captain Charles Fryatt The Great War
Captain Moorsom’s ‘Revenge’ Napoleonic Wars (1804-1815)
Cart Polywords
Castle Polywords
Cat Who Walks by Himself, The By Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Stories in Short
Catch of the Day Polywords
Cat’s Wedding, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop of Samos
Cats of Harrison Weir, The Extracts from Literature
Caucus Race, The By Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Extracts from Literature
Cave Polywords
Cecil Rhodes Modern History
Chad and the Invisible Choir, St Lives of the Saints
Chain Polywords
Character Witness Liberty and Prosperity
Character and Learning By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Character and Conduct
Character of George Stephenson, The By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Discovery and Invention
Character of Horatio Lord Nelson, The By The Revd Alexander Scott (1768-1840) Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson
Charles Avison By Charles Avison (1709-1770) Music and Musicians
Chine Polywords
Chip and Putt Doublets
Christmas Bells By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) Poets and Poetry
Cinderella Miscellaneous Myths
Clean Polywords
Clive of India Modern History
Coal Fire Doublets
Collateral Damage By John Buchan (1875-1940) Extracts from Literature
Colliery Polywords
Colt Polywords
Cone Polywords
Confusables Grammar and Vocabulary
Convert, The By Harrison Weir (1824-1906) Extracts from Literature
Corfe Polywords
Courage Polywords
Courage Under Fire Modern History
Court Polywords
Coy Polywords
Crab Polywords
Crag Polywords
Cragside: the Home of Modern Living Discovery and Invention
Crayke Abbey Lives of the Saints
Crimean War, The Modern History
Crow and the Pitcher, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop of Samos
Curious Incident, A By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Extracts from Literature
Curl Polywords
Cut Polywords
Cuthbert and the Dun Cow Lives of the Saints
Cuthbert and the Expert Witness By Reginald of Durham (12th century) Lives of the Saints
Cuthbert and the Miracle of the Wind By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
Cuthbert and the Mystery Guest By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
Cuthbert and the Otters, St By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
Cuthbert and the Phantom Fire, St Lives of the Saints
Cuthbert and the Weary Hawk By Reginald of Durham (12th century) Lives of the Saints
Cuthbert, the Bridle and the Book Lives of the Saints
Cvthbertvs Lives of the Saints
Cyril and Hypatia Lives of the Saints
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Daffodils By William Wordsworth (1770-1850) Poets and Poetry
Dale Polywords
Damon and Pythias Greek and Roman Myths
Daniel and the Priests of Bel Tales from the Bible
Daniel in the Lions’ Den Tales from the Bible
Darien Scheme, The Stuart Era
Daring Escape of Richard the Fearless, The By Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901) Mediaeval History
Dart Polywords
David Livingstone Modern History
David and Bathsheba Tales from the Bible
David of Wales, St Lives of the Saints
Day of ‘No’, The The Second World War
Debtor and his Pig, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop of Samos
Deer Polywords
Demetrius the Diver By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Greek History
Dene Polywords
Destiny Polywords
Dew Polywords
Dill Polywords
Din of Diplomacy, The By William Ewart Gladstone (1808-1898) International Relations
Diplomatic Immunity By Sir James Melville (1535–1617) Music and Musicians
Discovery! By Mark Twain (1835-1910) Extracts from Literature
Division Mental Arithmetic
Dixie on Thames By Richard Cobden (1804-1865) Liberty and Prosperity
Dog and the Bell, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop of Samos
Dome Polywords
Don Polywords
Door Step Doublets
Douglass in Britain Frederick Douglass
Douglass’s Debt By Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) Frederick Douglass
Dove and the Flame, The By Elfric of Eynsham Lives of the Saints
Dr Johnson and the Critic’s Ambush By James Boswell (1740-1795) Character and Conduct
Dr Wollaston Discovery and Invention
Dray Polywords
Drink Polywords
Dud Dudley: Iron Man Discovery and Invention
Duel, The By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Extracts from Literature
Dune Polywords
Dwynwen, St Lives of the Saints
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Eagle, the Jackdaw, and the Shepherd, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop’s Fables
Earl Polywords
Easy Adjectives Grammar and Vocabulary
Easy Life, An By Frederick Marryat (1792-1848) Extracts from Literature
Economic Case for Generous Wages, The By Adam Smith (1723-1790) Liberty and Prosperity
Economic Case for Sovereignty, The By Adam Smith (1723-1790) Liberty and Prosperity
Economic Case for Time Off, The By Adam Smith (1723-1790) Liberty and Prosperity
Eddi’s Service By Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Poets and Poetry
Edge Polywords
Edith Cavell The Great War
Edith and Edward By Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901) Anglo-Saxon History
Edmond Halley Discovery and Invention
Education of the Heart By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
Edward the Exile Mediaeval History
Elias Parish Alvars By Elias Parish Alvars (1808-1849) Music and Musicians
Elisha and Naaman the Syrian Tales from the Bible
Elisha and the Fiery Horsemen Tales from the Bible
Elizabeth the New Martyr, St Lives of the Saints
Emperor and the Nun, The Lives of the Saints
Emperor’s New Clothes, The By Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) Hans Christian Andersen
Empire Within, The By Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) Poets and Poetry
Empire of Enterprise, The By Adam Smith (1723-1790) Liberty and Prosperity
‘Empire’ of Free Trade, The By Adam Smith (1723-1790) Liberty and Prosperity
Erkenwald, Light of London, St Lives of the Saints
Evacuation of Dunkirk, The The Second World War
Eve Polywords
Eventide Polywords
Exceptional Nation, An By William Ewart Gladstone (1808-1898) International Relations
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Face Polywords
Fair Rosamund By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Mediaeval History
(Fairly) Honest Lawyer, The By Rafael Sabatini (1865-1947) Extracts from Literature
Falkland Islands, The Falkland Islands
Fall and Rise Doublets
Fall of Constantinople, The Mediaeval History
Fanny Comes Home By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
Farewell, A By Charles Kingsley (1819-75) Poets and Poetry
Farmer and the Buried Treasure, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop’s Fables
Fashionable Freedom By Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846) Discovery and Invention
Fell Pony Doublets
Fen Polywords
Fern Polywords
Fete Polywords
Fiddler Tam By Thomas Erskine, Earl of Kellie Music and Musicians
Field Polywords
‘Filioque’ Lives of the Saints
First Contact Classical History
First Easter, The Tales from the Bible
First Impressions, Second Thoughts By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
First Train Journey by Steam, The Discovery and Invention
Firstborn Liberty, The By John Milton (1632-1704) Liberty and Prosperity
Fish Cake Doublets
Fit and Proper Persons By Adam Smith (1723-1790) Liberty and Prosperity
Flag Pole Doublets
Fleming Valve, The Discovery and Invention
Flit Polywords
Flodden Edge Mediaeval History
Florence Nightingale Modern History
Foal and Mare Doublets
Folly and Freedom By Adam Smith (1723-1790) Liberty and Prosperity
Footprints at the Gate, The By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Extracts from Literature
For Valour Modern History
Forewarned Polywords
Fox and the Bramble, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop’s Fables
Fox and the Grapes, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop’s Fables
Fr Vitalis and the Familiar Face Lives of the Saints
Francesco Geminiani Music and Musicians
Free Polywords
Free Kick Doublets
Free-Wheeler, The By Ethel Smyth (1858-1944) Music and Musicians
Fresh Polywords
Fried Chips Doublets
Friendship of Cats, The By Théophile Gautier (1811-1872) Extracts from Literature
Frost Polywords
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Gable Polywords
Gape Polywords
Garden Polywords
Gem Polywords
Genius Next Door, The Discovery and Invention
Geordie Lamp, The By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Discovery and Invention
George the Triumphant Martyr, St Lives of the Saints
Germany’s Secret Weapon By Sir Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) The Great War
Giant Polywords
Gideon Recruits an Army Tales from the Bible
Gideon’s Fleece Tales from the Bible
Gideon’s Snare Tales from the Bible
Gift Polywords
Gift Thrice Given, The By Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901) Mediaeval History
Gift of the Gab, The Discovery and Invention
Glorious First of June, The French Revolution
Glorious John Music and Musicians
Goatherd Doublets
‘God Save the King!’ Music and Musicians
‘God Tempers the Wind to the Shorn Lamb’ By Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) Extracts from Literature
Gold Polywords
Golden Age of Carausius, The Classical History
Good Samaritan, The Tales from the Bible
Goose with the Golden Egg, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop of Samos
Gordian Knot, The Greek and Roman Myths
Grace Darling Modern History
Grand Embassy, The Russian History
Great Baby, The By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Liberty and Prosperity
Great Chessboard, The By Adam Smith (1723-1790) Liberty and Prosperity
Grebe Polywords
Green Polywords
Gregory and the Slave Children Mediaeval History
Grievances of the South, The By Richard Cobden (1804-1865) Liberty and Prosperity
Grow Seed Doublets
Guardian of Peace By John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) International Relations
Gytha and Vladimir Mediaeval History
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‘Hail, Liberty!’ By Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Poets and Poetry
Happy Government By Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) Extracts from Literature
Hare Polywords
Hare and the Tortoise, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop of Samos
Harmonious Blacksmith, The By George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Music and Musicians
Hart Polywords
Hat that Changed the World, The Discovery and Invention
Haul Polywords
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose! By Charles H. Ross (1835-1897) Charles H. Ross
Heat Polywords
Heathcoat’s Bobbinet Discovery and Invention
Heft Polywords
Helen Finds the True Cross, St By Cynewulf (8th century) Lives of the Saints
Hephaestus and the Love Net Greek and Roman Myths
Hera and the Boeotian Bride Greek and Roman Myths
Heracles and the Augean Stables Greek and Roman Myths
Heracles and the Cattle of Geryon Greek and Roman Myths
Heracles and the Cerynaean Hind Greek and Roman Myths
Heracles and the Cretan Bull Greek and Roman Myths
Heracles and the Erymanthian Boar Greek and Roman Myths
Heracles and the Girdle of Hippolyte Greek and Roman Myths
Heracles and the Hydra Greek and Roman Myths
Heracles and the Mares of Diomedes Greek and Roman Myths
Heracles and the Nemean Lion Greek and Roman Myths
Heracles at the Crossroads Greek and Roman Myths
Hermit of Handbridge, The By Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901) Anglo-Saxon History
Hero Polywords
Heron Polywords
Hetton Railway, The Discovery and Invention
Hide Polywords
Hideaway Doublets
High Polywords
High Beneath Heaven’s Roof By Cynewulf (8th century) Bible and Saints
High Tiles Grammar and Vocabulary
Hild and the Synod of Whitby, St By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
His Bright Nativity By Cynewulf (8th century) Christmastide
History of Susannah, The Tales from the Bible
Hit the Brakes! Doublets
Hive Polywords
Hobbit, The By J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) Stories in Short
Honeycomb Game Grammar and Vocabulary
Honourable Mr Fox By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Liberty and Prosperity
Hooked By Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji of Nawanagar (1872-1933) Sport History
Hope Polywords
Horatius at the Bridge By Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901) Classical History
Hound of the Baskervilles, The By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Stories in Short
How Alfred Burnt the Cakes By Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901) Anglo-Saxon History
How Liberating the Slaves also Clothed the Poor By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Liberty and Prosperity
How St Benedict Biscop brought Byzantium to Britain By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
How St Euphemia Saved Christmas Lives of the Saints
How the British Invented Cool Discovery and Invention
Hunt Polywords
Huskisson’s Legacy By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Liberty and Prosperity
Hut Polywords
Hyder Ali and Tipu Modern History
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‘I Remember’ By Thomas Hood (1799-1845) Poets and Poetry
Iced Polywords
Icy Polywords
‘If...’ By Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Poets and Poetry
Ignaz Moscheles By Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870) Music and Musicians
In Good Company By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
Incorrigible Fanatic, An By William Wilberforce (1759-1833) Abolition of Slavery
Indian Mutiny, The Modern History
India’s First Railway Discovery and Invention
Inlet Polywords
Inquire Within By John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) Liberty and Prosperity
Insect on the Leaf, The By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Extracts from Literature
Interregnum Stuart Era
In the Nick of Time Modern History
Ireland’s First Railway Discovery and Invention
Iron Horse and the Iron Cow, The By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Discovery and Invention
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Jacobite Rebellions, The Jacobite Rebellions
Jane Austen Literary Figures
Jane Eyre Stories in Short
Japan’s First Railway Discovery and Invention
Jason and the Golden Fleece Greek and Roman Myths
‘Jay Treaty’, The American History
Jealousy of Trade, The By David Hume (1711-1776) International Relations
Jerusalem Temple, The Biblical History
Jesty and Jenner’s Jab Discovery and Invention
John Dalton Discovery and Invention
John Harrison’s Marine Chronometer Discovery and Invention
John Logie Baird Discovery and Invention
John Playford By John Playford (1623-1686) Music and Musicians
John of Damascus, St Lives of the Saints
Judgment of Solomon, The Tales from the Bible
Judicial Iniquity By John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) Liberty and Prosperity
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Kanguru! Modern History
Kate gets a Dressing-Down By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Extracts from Literature
Keep Moat Doublets
Keep away from the Games! By Seneca the Younger (?4BC-?AD65) Seneca the Younger
Keeper of the Gate, The By Byzantine Tradition Lives of the Saints
Kindergarten Politics By John Buchan (1875-1940) Extracts from Literature
King Alfred and the Beggar By ‘Historia de Sancto Cuthberto’ (11th century) Lives of the Saints
King Arthur’s Last Request By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) Poets and Poetry
King Edwin and the Hand of Destiny By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Anglo-Saxon History
King Henry II Mediaeval History
King-Sized Conspiracy, A By Anthony Hope (1863-1933) Extracts from Literature
King Solomon’s Mines By Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1865-1936) Stories in Short
Kings and Queens: Alfred to Ethelred Kings and Queens of England
Kings of Northumbria, The Kings and Queens
Kitchen Cat, The By Amy Walton (1845-1925) Stories in Short
Knight’s Tale, The By Geoffrey Chaucer (?1343-1400) Stories in Short
Knight, the Lady, and the Forest of Sorrow, The By Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) British Myths and Legends
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Lace Polywords
Ladder with Twenty-Four Rungs, The Discovery and Invention
Ladies’ Diary, The Discovery and Invention
Lambert Simnel Mediaeval History
Lambton Worm, The British Myths and Legends
Lance Polywords
Lane Polywords
Language of Balnibarbi, The By Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Extracts from Literature
Last Commandment, The By Cynewulf (8th century) Bible and Saints
Last Days of Socrates, The Classical History
Last English King, The Anglo-Saxon History
Last Gladiator, The Classical History
Late Polywords
Law of the Innocents, The Lives of the Saints
Lawrence of Arabia History of Israel
Lead Polywords
Leader by Example, A By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Discovery and Invention
Leave Polywords
Ledge Polywords
Legend of Beowulf, The British Myths and Legends
Legend of King Leir, The British Myths and Legends
Legend of Pollard’s Lands, The British Myths and Legends
Leslie Howard The Second World War
Less is More Doublets
Lessons in British values for a Future King By Thomas Arne (1710-1778) Music and Musicians
Lessons of History, The By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
Lessons of Nature, The By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Discovery and Invention
Let Europe’s Peoples Go! By George Canning MP (1770-1827) International Relations
Letters Game Grammar and Vocabulary
Life’s Infantry By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Liberty and Prosperity
Lift Polywords
Lime Polywords
Line Polywords
Lion Polywords
Lion and the Ant, The Mediaeval History
Lion and the Mouse, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop’s Fables
Lion of Piraeus, The Greek History
Little Common Sense, A By William Pitt the Elder (1708-1778) Liberty and Prosperity
Liverpool and Manchester Railway, The Discovery and Invention
Living Past, The By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Extracts from Literature
Load Polywords
Loaf Polywords
Loco Polywords
Loft Polywords
London and Birmingham Railway, The Discovery and Invention
Lone Polywords
Long Drag Polywords
Long Jump Doublets
Lost Innocence By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
Love at First Bite By P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) Extracts from Literature
Love of the Lindseys, The By Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901) Stuart Era
Love’s Last Knot By Richard Crashaw (1613-1649) Poets and Poetry
Lunch Polywords
Lure Polywords
Lyre Polywords
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Macarius and the Hyena By ‘The Lives of the Desert Fathers’ (4th century) Lives of the Saints
Malt Polywords
Man Born Blind, The Tales from the Bible
Man Who Would Be King, The By Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Stories in Short
Man called ‘Beta’, A Discovery and Invention
Manor Polywords
Man was not made for the Government By Edmund Burke MP (1729-1797) Liberty and Prosperity
Many-Chorded Lyre, A By Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji of Nawanagar (1872-1933) Sport History
Mark Antony Catches a Kipper By Plutarch (?46-120) Classical History
Marooned! By Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Extracts from Literature
Martyrdom of St Alban, The By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
Martyrdom of St Stephen, The Lives of the Saints
Mary Anning Discovery and Invention
Mary Queen of Scots Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary of Egypt, St Lives of the Saints
Massacre at Amritsar, The Sir Winston S. Churchill
Mathieu Martinel and the Drowning Soldier By Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901) French History
Maths Gym Mental Arithmetic
Matildas of England, The Mediaeval History
Max Woosnam Sport History
Mead Polywords
Melody Polywords
Meow! Polywords
Merchants of Muscovy Mediaeval History
Michaelmas Christian Customs
Midas Touch, The Greek and Roman Myths
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A By William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Stories in Short
Mighty Oaks Polywords
Mile Polywords
Mile Post Doublets
Mir Kasim Modern History
Miracle of Piso Livadi, The Lives of the Saints
Mole Polywords
Monument to Liberty, A By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Discovery and Invention
Mood Polywords
Mothering Sunday Christian Customs
Mountain of Light By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
Mouse Polywords
Mr Faraday Discovery and Invention
Mr Ivery Gets Away By John Buchan (1875-1940) Extracts from Literature
Mr Snawley Thinks Ahead By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Extracts from Literature
Mrs Bold’s Thunderclap By Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) Extracts from Literature
Mrs Clements Discovery and Invention
Much Ado About Nothing By William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Stories in Short
Multiplication Mental Arithmetic
Music at Midnight By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Character and Conduct
Music of Silence, The By Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Poets and Poetry
Music of the Spheres, The Discovery and Invention
Muzio Clementi Music and Musicians
‘My English Joy’ By Sir William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1875) Music and Musicians
‘My Shadow’ By Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Poets and Poetry
Mysore’s Golden Age Modern History
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Nape Polywords
Nation’s Wealth, A By Richard Cobden (1804-1865) Liberty and Prosperity
Nave Polywords
Neat and Tidy Doublets
Nene Scene Polywords
Nest Polywords
News Polywords
Nicholas and the Golden Dowry, St Lives of the Saints
Nicholas of the Cats, St By Byzantine Tradition Lives of the Saints
Nicholas the Wet, St Lives of the Saints
Night-time Disciple, The Lives of the Saints
‘Nimrod’ By Edward Elgar (1857-1934) Music and Musicians
Nine Lives Word and Number Puzzles
No Thoroughfare By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Stories in Short
Noah’s Flood Tales from the Bible
‘No dog exchanges bones with another’ By Adam Smith (1723-1790) Liberty and Prosperity
Normandy Landings, The The Second World War (1939-1945)
Northumberland By Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (1878-1962) Poets and Poetry
Not a Scratch! Lives of the Saints
Note Book Doublets
‘Nothing clears up one’s ideas like explaining them’ By H. G. Wells (1866-1946) Extracts from Literature
‘Not one more!’ By William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Extracts from Literature
Not the World’s Policeman By Richard Cobden (1804-1865) International Relations
November By Thomas Hood (1799-1845) Poets and Poetry
Nuts Polywords
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Oak Apple Polywords
Observation By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Discovery and Invention
Ocelot Polywords
Ode to (English) Joy Napoleonic Wars (1804-1815)
Odysseus Comes Home Greek and Roman Myths
On Equal Terms By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Samuel Smiles
Once Polywords
One False Step By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
One Last Question By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Extracts from Literature
Opposites Grammar and Vocabulary
Orpheus and Eurydice Greek and Roman Myths
Otter Polywords
Our Lady’s Mantle Mediaeval History
Out of Touch By William Pitt the Elder (1708-1778) Liberty and Prosperity
Ozymandias By Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) Poets and Poetry
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Pangur Bán By Anonymous (Irish Monk) (9th century) Extracts from Literature
Parable of the Prodigal Son, The Tales from the Bible
Parable of the Ten Virgins, The Tales from the Bible
Partridge and the Cockerels, The By Aesop of Samos Aesop’s Fables
Passover to Pentecost By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
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Patrick of Ireland, St Lives of the Saints
Paxton’s Palace Discovery and Invention
Peace By Free Trade By Richard Cobden (1804-1865) International Relations
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Peasants’ Revolt, The Plantagenet Era
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Peculiar Customs of Lilliput, The By Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Extracts from Literature
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Penicillin Discovery and Invention
Peninsular War, The Modern History
Percentages Mental Arithmetic
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Perfect Combination of Imperfections, A By Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Extracts from Literature
Perfection is no Trifle By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Discovery and Invention
Perilous Waters Tales from the Bible
Period Drama Doublets
Perseus and Andromeda Greek and Roman Myths
Perseus and the Gorgon Greek and Roman Myths
Persian Treasures By Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) Stories in Short
Phrixus and the Golden Fleece Greek and Roman Myths
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Pig-and-Potato War, The American History
Pimpernel Fails to Show, The By Baroness Orczy (1865-1947) Extracts from Literature
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Pirates at Penzance Modern History
Pitman Poet, The Poets and Poetry
‘Please Sir, I Want Some More!’ By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Extracts from Literature
Pledge to the People, A By Edmund Burke MP (1729-1797) Liberty and Prosperity
Pony Race Polywords
Portrait of a Lady By Edmund Burke MP (1729-1797) Georgian Era
Power of Balance, The By George Canning MP (1770-1827) Modern History
Practice Makes Perfect By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
Prepositions Grammar and Vocabulary
Presumption and Innocence By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Extracts from Literature
Price of Treachery, The By Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901) Character and Conduct
Prince Polywords
Princess on the Pea, The By Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) Hans Christian Andersen
Prisoner’s Friend, The Liberty and Prosperity
Proper Education, A By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
Puffin Billy Polywords
Pure Selfishness By H. G. Wells (1866-1946) Extracts from Literature
Put in a Good Word Grammar and Vocabulary
Pygmalion and Galatea Greek and Roman Myths
Pyrrhic Victory, A By Plutarch (AD 46-120) Classical History
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Railway Clearing House, The Discovery and Invention
Rain Polywords
Rainbow, The By William Wordsworth (1770-1850) Poets and Poetry
‘Raindrop’ Prelude, The By Georges Sand (1804-1876) Music and Musicians
Rainhill Trials, The Discovery and Invention
Ranji Sport History
Rapid Transit Polywords
Rare Polywords
‘Really, I do not see the signal!’ Napoleonic Wars (1804-1815)
Rebel Rugby Sport History
‘Recessional’ By Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Poets and Poetry
Redeemed for Five Shillings By Elfric of Eynsham (955-1010) Lives of the Saints
Redeeming Time By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Extracts from Literature
Reform Acts, The Liberty and Prosperity
Repeal of the Corn Laws, The Liberty and Prosperity
Re-rediscovery of America, The Mediaeval History
Restoration of the Icons, The Lives of the Saints
Return of Plum Pudding, The Christian Customs
Rewards of ‘Patience’, The Discovery and Invention
Rewards of Treachery, The By Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) Marcus Tullius Cicero
Rib Polywords
Richard Arkwright Discovery and Invention
Richard Church Greek History
Richard of York: One Hand on the Throne By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Mediaeval History
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Ring out the Old, Ring in the New By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) Poets and Poetry
‘Risoluto’ By Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1833-1897) Music and Musicians
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Robin Hood and the Debt of Honour British Myths and Legends
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Round Up Doublets
Rugby League Sport History
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Russia’s First Railway Discovery and Invention
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Sacred Snakes of Kefalonia, The Lives of the Saints
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor By Samuel Coleridge Taylor (1875-1912) Music and Musicians
Satellite Polywords
Say ‘Shibboleth!’ Tales from the Bible
School of Difficulty, The By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Samuel Smiles
Science of Salix, The Discovery and Invention
Season of ‘Goodwill’, The Classical History
Seikilos Epitaph, The Music and Musicians
Selfish Cat, The By Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) Stories in Short
Selfish Giant, The By Oscar Wilde Stories in Short
Selfish Liberty, A By Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) Frederick Douglass
Sense and Sensitivity By Richard Whately (1787-1863) Extracts from Literature
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Servants of One Master, The By John Locke (1632-1704) Liberty and Prosperity
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Sharp’s Castle Modern History
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Siege of Arcot, The By Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859) Thomas Babington Macaulay
Siege of Khartoum, The Modern History
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Sign from Heaven, The By Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Extracts from Literature
Silver Swan By Mark Twain (1835-1910) Extracts from Literature
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight British Myths and Legends
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Sir Sandford Fleming Discovery and Invention
Sir Titus Salt Discovery and Invention
Sir Walter Raleigh Mediaeval History
Sir William Sterndale Bennett Music and Musicians
Siren ‘Greatness’, The Music and Musicians
Six-Day War, The History of Israel
Six Honest Serving-Men By Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Poets and Poetry
Six Leaps of Faith, The By Cynewulf (8th century) Extracts from Literature
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Sneeze of History, The By Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Napoleonic Wars (1804-1815)
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Somersett’s Case Modern History
Spanish Armada, The The Spanish Armada (1588)
Spear of St Mercurius, The By Elfric of Eynsham Lives of the Saints
Speech of King Caratacus, The By Cornelius Tacitus (AD 56-117) Classical History
Spinner Grammar and Vocabulary
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Spy, The Lives of the Saints
‘Stand out of my Sunshine!’ By Plutarch (AD 45-120) Classical History
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Star that Winked, The Discovery and Invention
Start of a Beautiful Friendship, The By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Extracts from Literature
Stick and Carrot By Byzantine Tradition Lives of the Saints
Stockton and Darlington Railway, The Discovery and Invention
Story of ‘Charlotte Dundas’, The Discovery and Invention
Story of Esther, The Tales from the Bible
Story of ‘Messiah’, The By George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Music and Musicians
Story of ‘Oliver Twist’, The By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Stories in Short
Story of Pentecost, The Tales from the Bible
Straightforward English By N.L. Clay Liberty and Prosperity
Style Polywords
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Subtraction Mental Arithmetic
Suez Crisis, The History of Israel
Summons Comes for Mr Standfast, The By John Buchan (1875-1940) Extracts from Literature
Sunday of Palms and Willows, The Tales from the Bible
Super Colossal Grammar and Vocabulary
‘Sussex’ By Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Poets and Poetry
Sweet and Sour By Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Character and Conduct
Swept off her Feet By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
Sword and Peace Doublets
Sword of Damocles, The Greek and Roman Myths
Sycamore Polywords
Synod of Hatfield, The Lives of the Saints
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Taken for a Ride By John Buchan (1875-1940) Extracts from Literature
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Tamed by Wisdom, Freed by Grace By Elfric of Eynsham (955-1010) Lives of the Saints
Tanfield Railway, The Discovery and Invention
Target Number Mental Arithmetic
Taste and See Lives of the Saints
Tax on Companionship, A By William Windham MP (1750-1810) Cats, Dogs and Other Animals
Tea-Cup Revolutionary, The Discovery and Invention
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Tempest, The By William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Stories in Short
Tempting Offer, A By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
Terror in the Deep Lives of the Saints
‘The Nightingale and the Glow Worm’ By William Cowper (1731-1800) Poets and Poetry
‘The Overland Mail’ By Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Poets and Poetry
‘The marriage cannot go on!’ By Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Extracts from Literature
‘There is a Tide in the Affairs of Men’ By William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Extracts from Literature
There is no Liberty without Self-Control By Edmund Burke MP (1729-1797) Liberty and Prosperity
Theseus and the Minotaur Greek and Roman Myths
‘This England’ By William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Extracts from Literature
Thomas Brassey Discovery and Invention
‘Thy Necessity is Yet Greater than Mine’ By Fulke Greville, Baron Brooke (1554-1628) Character and Conduct
Tichborne Dole, The Norman Era
Tide of Popularity, The By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
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Time Polywords
Timothy Hackworth Discovery and Invention
To Autumn By John Keats (1795-1821) Poets and Poetry
Tom and Terrier By Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Extracts from Literature
Too Clever By Half By Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) Stories in Short
Touch of Silk, A By John Field (1782-1837) Music and Musicians
Town and City Doublets
Tragedy of Hamlet, The By William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Stories in Short
Tragedy of King Oedipus, The Greek and Roman Myths
Tragedy of Macbeth, The By William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Stories in Short
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Train of a Life, The By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Extracts from Literature
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Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Stories in Short
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Triumph in Adversity By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Character and Conduct
True Gentleman of Verona, A By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Character and Conduct
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Turning the Tide By Henry of Huntingdon (?1088-?1157) Anglo-Saxon History
Twelve Poor Men and True By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Extracts from Literature
Twelve Times Table Mental Arithmetic
Twenty-Fives Mental Arithmetic
Two Gentlemen of Verona By William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Stories in Short
Typical Cat! By P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) Extracts from Literature
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Ugly Duckling, The By Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) Hans Christian Andersen
Undishcovery Grammar and Vocabulary
Undoubting Thomas By Elfric of Eynsham (955-1010) Lives of the Saints
Unselfishess of Free Trade, The By Richard Cobden (1804-1865) Liberty and Prosperity
Unsung Heroes By Thomas Gray (1716-1771) Poets and Poetry
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Very Special Correspondent, A By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Character and Conduct
Victoria and the Munshi Modern History
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Vinland By The Saga of Eric the Red Scandinavian History
Viola Draws a Blank By William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Extracts from Literature
Violet van der Elst Liberty and Prosperity
Voice of an Angel, The By Byzantine Tradition Lives of the Saints
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Wars of the Roses, The Mediaeval History
Wassail and Twelfth-Cake Christian Customs
Water Polywords
Welcome to Micklegarth Anglo-Saxon History
Well Out Of It By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
Wellington’s Secret By Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) History of British India
Wenceslaus: A Life for a Life Mediaeval History
Wheel Polywords
White Queen’s Riddle, The By Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Extracts from Literature
Why England’s ‘Revolution’ was Glorious By Edmund Burke MP (1729-1797) Georgian Era
Wide Polywords
Wild Goose Chase By Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Extracts from Literature
Wilfrid Israel The Second World War
Wilfrid and the Angel of Light, St By Stephen of Ripon (early 8th century) Lives of the Saints
Wilfrid and the Fishers of Men, St By Saint Bede of Jarrow (672-735) Lives of the Saints
Wilfrid and the Sheriff’s Wife, St By Stephen of Ripon (early 8th century) Lives of the Saints
Wilfrid’s Debt, St By Stephen of Ripon (early 8th century) Lives of the Saints
William Tell Miscellaneous Myths
William of Cloudsley By Mediaeval ballad (16th century) British Myths and Legends
Winston Churchill’s Final Journey Sir Winston S. Churchill
Winter Queen, The Stuart Era
Wintry Showers Polywords
With Hymns and Sweet Perfumes By Elfric of Eynsham Lives of the Saints
With the Compliments of Mr Collins By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
World of Differences, A By Jane Austen (1775-1817) Extracts from Literature
Wren Polywords
Wulfstan and the Seal of Approval By Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901) Lives of the Saints
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Xerxes Scourges the Hellespont By Herodotus (?484-?425 BC) Classical History
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Yom Kippur War, The History of Israel
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Zadok the Priest By George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Music and Musicians
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Yew Tree Farm cottage near Coniston Lake in Cumbria. Beatrix Potter lived here in the 1930s.
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