" Archimedes said that with a long enough lever "
(287-212 BCE) was a Greek mathematician and inventor. He is recognised as the inventor of the compound pulley, and he defined the principle of the lever.
" titles like Biggles Goes To Mars and Jack Cade "
Biggles is the hero of a series by Capt. W.E. Johns. James ‘Biggles’ Bigglesworth is a pilot and adventurer.
Jack Cade led a Kent revolt of peasants and small landowners in 1450 against seizure of land by the nobility.
Frontier Hero could refer to American legend Davy Crockett, a frontiersman of the early 1800s known as King of the Wild Frontier.
" a scruffy Napoleon with his laces trailing, exiled to a rose-trellissed Elba "
Island of Elba - Spiaggia di Cavoli - Credit: Civvi
is an Italian island, best known as the first place of exile for Napoleon Bonaparte
after his abdication in 1814. He escaped after a few months, returned to his army and proceeded to fight the Battle of Waterloo. After this final defeat, he was imprisoned on the much more distant island of St Helena for the rest of his life.