''What a wonderful day we had...thanks for being so gracious and flexible''
EC of Illinois 2014
"Not only was his knowledge of the subject superlative, his patience & kindness to us were very much appreciated.Thanks for a great day."
Sheila H from Warwickshire
This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands, – This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
Richard II: Act 2 Scene 1
Compare what the British people heard in 1940...
‘Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour".
Winston Churchill, after the retreat from Dunkirk (June 1940)
With what Roosevelt told the country 18 months later...
‘Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory’
Franklin D Roosevelt, Pearl Harbour speech, December 8th 1941
Great leaders confronting great issues
‘Mr Gladstone read Homer for fun which I thought served him right’