Category Archives: history

Posts predominantly history related.

When your biggest hope turns into your worst nightmare – The Legend of Prester John

Prester John was for several centuries once one of the most famous people in the world, despite not having ever existed.  His non-existence however didn’t stop him having a great and possibly horrific legacy to those who believed in him … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Fighting Cock – The Oldest Pub in Britain?

This time last week I was giving a lovely guided tour to a charming couple to the old Roman city of St Albans which as it happens is just 5 miles from my house and an hour out of central … Continue reading

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ORP Blyskawica, Cowes and an unexpected surprise for the Luftwaffe

I’ve had the good fortune to be in Portsmouth twice in the last 3 days.  It’s one of my favourite UK cities and I’m always very happy when I get to give a tour here.  There is more than can … Continue reading

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Straight from the Horse’s Mouth – New Book – Coming Soon!

I’ve been so busy with my tours this year that it has been really hard to keep up with my writing schedule.  My schedule is pretty demanding as I have two or three titles at various stages of completion. However, … Continue reading

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Lost and found at Lambeth Palace.

As the residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for centuries, Lambeth Palace, which sits on the south bank of the River Thames in London might be expected to have its fair share of graves of prominent people in history. However, … Continue reading

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The Vulture Stone at Gobekli Tepe – A monument to a cosmic disaster.

Many of us are familiar with the use of ancient civilisations making monuments that in some way link up to either our calendar, the sun, moon or stars.  From the stone circles in the British Isles the Mayan temples in … Continue reading

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One ha’penny, two ha’penny, hot cross buns!

Hot Cross Buns are one of those delicious treats that you can have at Easter.  Until just a few years ago, they could only be found within a week or two of Easter but these days hundreds of millions are … Continue reading

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