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.




3 days ago


Hi everyone. Just a quick note to say that my first children's book (which of course is history based) is finally out and available on Amazon and other on-line retailers. It is aimed at ages 5-10, and tells the story of a dog named Biscuit, whose curiosity gets her into trouble and transported back to London in the year 1666. I wrote it as the first in a series and am already working on the next one which will see Biscuit "Helping the Home Guard", so please pick up a copy and spread the word. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago


Ok. So looking for a little help from any geologists or fossil experts out there. Was wondering if anyone can identify this very strange looking item for me. Was given to me by an elderly woman who has had it since she was 6 years old. I have been trying to identify what exactly it is, but can't find it in any of my reference books. The stone measures 8x5cm. Any thoughts? ... 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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