WELCOME TO EXPLORE HISTORY

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.

EXPLORE HISTORY SHOP

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

THE LATEST FROM OUR SHOP

 

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1 week ago

Explorehistoryltd

Excited to have the opportunity to attend a breakfast event put on by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at the New Zealand High Commission in London. They are opening a new centre in Arras, France, this summer and looking forward to hearing all about it. Then off to the National Archives at Kew to continue research on the book. Busy times! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Explorehistoryltd

As my usual, been busy putting various documents onto Ebay. This one was particularly interesting. It was written in 1803 by a woman seeking assistance as she was struggling financially. Her husband couldn't take any contracts with the sugar refineries to cart product to and from the docks as he didn't have enough carts, and then got called into military service. She states that they didn't have the 30 guineas it would cost to pay his way out, and she was having trouble clothing their children. Nice insight into some of the conditions many faced during the prolonged conflict of the Napoleonic Wars. ... 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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