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.




1 week ago


Another day of processing finds. Continued with artefacts from the pit I excavated. Great mix of bone, pottery, glass, oyster shells, roof tiles and more. But the best was the two jaw bones, one horse and the other red deer. Sorry everyone, but no Saxon Warriors or Roman Hypocausts. Maybe next time! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago


So now its processing all of the finds from the watching brief. Thought I would start with the goodies I found in the pit excavated yesterday. Here are the first few things to get washed. Lucky for me I had a good helper, but he did seem to get distracted by the Pringles and was disappointed that the partial horse jaw wasn't from a dragon... ... 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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