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


Just uploaded a new video to the Explore History youtube channel. This video tells the tale of the amazing tour I led for a class of intrepid Saint Mary's University Students. After a long flight from Nova Scotia it was straight into exploring the South-East of England and all the rich sites associated with Canada and the Canadians stationed here during WWI and WWII. There are so many interesting sites to see, and we even took part in the Remembrance Day ceremony in Newhaven, one of the students laying a wreath at the Dieppe Raid Memorial. A most moving and memorable week! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago


Excited to announce that I have just accepted an appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I greatly look forward to working with the faculty, staff and students and developing both my research and continuing interest in public engagement in history. ... 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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