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.




10 hours ago


After some trouble getting my Facebook page working last week I am now trying to catch up. Attended a very nice breakfast event at New Zealand House in London. Penthouse suite on the 17th floor with great views of the city. Was hosted by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to announce the opening of a new centre just outside of Arras in France. Opening in June, visitors will be able to see the important work done by stonemasons, blacksmiths, carpenters and gardeners, among others, who work to maintain graves and memorials at 23,000 locations worldwide. A very important new centre by a very important organisation. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago


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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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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