Forgotten soldiers

We have celebrated Victory in Europe Day but I want to turn to WW1. In Britain, that war is regarded as having been fought in the mud of Flanders by the British Army and a […]

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How I found Shadows in the Veldt

How I found Shadows in the Veldt

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A diamond necklace of stories

After 1820 I am turning to my old discipline, the mining business, and the rush of discoveries in the late nineteenth century. One mineral which has romantic overtones is diamonds and the records of the […]

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Shadows in the heather

A story line from the 1719 Jacobite rebellion in Scotland.

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1719

I’m falling into the trap of writing about kings and empires when I started to explore trade and emigration but I’ll get back to it. The trouble is that, the Stuart’s attempts to recover the […]

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The Stuarts

The attraction of writing about the expansion of trade and exploration during the time of the Stuart kings.

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French Farce

A good story from the Stuart times and the Act of Union

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Mayflower and …

Why the Stuarts are so interesting.

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A Mixture of Races in History

The British are3 a nation of immigrants, including the Bruces of Scotland

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Hittites and Leprechaun

This is a story about cultures under threat.

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