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.




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After months of preparation the time arrived for a long-awaited tour I put together with my colleague and good friend Prof. Michael Vance of Saint Mary's University in Halifax. From November 8th to the 14th we visited a wide range of sites associated with Canada and Britain during the World Wars. So many amazing places to visit, but the highlights were definitely laying a wreath at Newhaven's Dieppe Memorial on Remembrance Sunday. Students gave out about 150 Canadian poppies and we had a hard time leaving due to the warm welcome we received from the locals. The same is true of our visit to the town of Liphook, where we visited the community centre, having tea and biscuits in the 'Canada' room before looking through their archival collection. Wonderful experience to have had and a strong reminder of the important role played by the Canadians in the World Wars. ... 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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