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 weeks ago


Just returned from a fabulous week steeped in all things historical in Nova Scotia. Began the week with a series of classes and a lecture on 'History and Entrepreneurship', with a great walking tour of Halifax with an old student and friend, David Jones. Then it was exploring the Citadel and other military sites in and around the city, followed by a trip east to Grand Pre National Park, Wolfville and many sites in-between. Such a great place to explore the early history of Canada. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago


Excited to be heading to Halifax Nova Scotia this Monday where I will be giving a series of lectures and workshops, including a lecture on "History and Entrepreneurship" at St. Mary's University. It will also give me the chance to reconnect with a city I haven't visited for 6 years and explore some of its rich history. Watch this space! ... 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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