In the summer of 1813, as war with Britain intensified, President James Madison secretly dispatched an envoy to the Regency government of Spain with the urgent goal of thwarting a feared British bid to use Spanish Florida.
The Friends Ambulance Unit 'China Convoy' 1945-1951. China in the late 1940s was an ancient society still in the grips of feudalism, desperately poor and in need of modernisation. Jack Jones wrote a contemporary account of day to day life there.
A biography of Beatrice Cadbury (1884-1976). Beatrice Cadbury, daughter of the world-famous chocolate empire, grew up with all the privileges: a fine mansion with servants, a well-rounded education and the chance to travel the world.