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.




16 hours ago


Just got back from a short trip to Sofia, Bulgaria, so lots of stuff to write about. Here are some pics from some of the sites I will be blogging about, including Rila, Boyana Church, The Great Martyr George the Victory Bearer Rotunda and more. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago


Just back to our flat after a busy day exploring Bulgarias capital, Sofia. Four churches, Roman ruins and an absolutely amazing archaeological museum. Tomorrow it is off into the mountains to see two early monasteries. Lots to write about so look for some new travel blogs next week. ... 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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