This site has been built upon 20 years of teaching, research and writing, and a passion for all things historical. I hope you enjoy browsing through the site to see what is on offer.


Our Explore History shop offers a wide range of history related items, including documents, stamps, fossils and other items of historical significance.




2 months ago


Hi everyone! Haven't posted much of late, especially as there have been no auctions and markets going. But I have been busy, and thought I would give a quick plug for my first children's book, which I hope will be out next month. It is about a very curious dog named biscuit that finds itself in different historical time periods, the first of which is during a very important event that happened in London in 1666. I would say more but would rather you buy the book to find out the answer! I will send out a post when it becomes available. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago


Hey Everyone, hope you are all well. Just uploaded some new documents to the Explore History Archives that you might want to check out. This batch includes a Victorian Indenture naming Sir Nathaniel Lindley a Lord Justice in 1881, a rare propaganda stamp issued by Sinn Fein in 1907, a WWII RAF Christmas card sent from India to England in 1944, and a political print titled "Opposition Telegraph" from 1798. ... See MoreSee Less

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DR. SCOTT, Director

The Founding Director of Explore History is Dr. Scott McLean. Scott has a PhD in Modern British history and a Masters in British medieval history. He began his academic career at the University of Guelph, Canada, before moving to England in 1999 to work at Queen's University (Canada) Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle. Teaching at the BISC offered the opportunity to not only meet some wonderful students and travel to historic sites, but teach a wide range of courses in British and European history (sometimes as many as 15 courses a year!) It also allowed him to dabble in archaeology.

This resulted in him establishing the schools first Field School in British Archaeology and through this make some amazing discoveries. It also allowed him to indulge one of his other great passions - collecting old documents and items of historical interest. This website is built upon this life-long interest in things historical, his passion for teaching - at all age levels - and exploring history.

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