I write about villages because I was brought up in one where most of the people were related – even if it was only through drink, as one of the local worthies commented. He also […]
It was only when I learned that Roy of the Ordinance Survey had been at my old school, Lanark Grammar, that I really became interested in the Highlands and the Jacobites. Of course, Roy came […]
Bees in my Bonnet is not about bees, although I have a great sympathy for their current problems with insecticides, but a collection of short stories, some are historical, but instead of hiding them away, […]
Why not a historical short story?
Writers are part of the solution.
I’ve sent the first book of the Drover trilogy to have it critiqued and then either throw it in the bucket or work it into something saleable. It’s a good tale and I’m hopeful it […]
I have often found the throw-away comments in history books to be the some of the most intriguing and The King’s Revenge, by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh, proved no exception. The book deals with […]
What happened when William and Mary became King and Queen
Until I studied it, I thought the Stuart era, from James 1 and V1 was the Civil War, Charles getting his head chopped off and Bonnie Prince Charlie but there’s a lot more to it […]
One interesting facet of the navy of the Stuart era is the introduction of convoys with escorts, much like the U-Boats in WW2. Obviously there were no U-Bots but there were privateers and ships with […]