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.




5 days ago


Just uploaded another podcast to Soundcloud, Itunes and the Explore History website. This one, the second on this topic, is a reading of a young woman's travel journal from a Med. cruise she took in 1928. The woman is the same person that wrote the previous journal from 1926, but this time she is off to the Eastern Mediterranean, visiting Egypt, Palestine, Malta, Italy, Greece and Turkey. Check it out! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago


Recently uploaded some new documents to the Explore History Archives that are worth checking out. An early letter regarding a French ship that was being held by British Customs, a 1917 letter from a British soldier in France, a vellum indenture related to the Manor of Mildenhatt dated 1766, and two very interesting plans of lead mining veins and operations on Lord Crewes estates in Durham County dated 1810. ... 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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Dr Scott Mclean Founder of Explore History

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