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 month ago


Just got a few more interesting items uploaded to the Explore History archives. This included 3 early photos of eastbourne sea front, a document related to "Salerno Day Celebrations in 1945", a document outlining UK demobilisation plans from 1944, a 1716 (King George I) document in Latin, and a vellum indenture related to the Manor of West Drayton dated 1800. The archives is free to all, and has thousands of pages of documents and photos of historical interest. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago


Another interesting piece I recently picked up. This time a piece of postal history. An interesting cover sent from the Tongan Island of Niuafoou to New Zealand in 1946. The cover was posted on the day the island was evacuated due to the eruption of a volcano. Signed by the postmaster. Nice little piece of history in a simple envelope! ... 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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