In researching the Stuarts it was interesting to find that the area in which the 1820 novel Bubbles in the Cauldron was set saw an earlier uprising in 1679 when the Presbyterian Covenanters defeated the […]
It’s two hundred years since the last armed insurrection on mainland Britain, the setting for Bubbles in the Cauldron, which is just released by Amazon under the name of Graham Dalton. The uprising was the […]
Story lines from the Jacobites.
Why I won’t write Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Glasgow wife, Clementina Walkinshaw’s story
The early chapter of Clementina and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
People ask where I find stories and the answer is they find me. I’ve talked already about my interest in the Stuarts and in order to justify something in Bubbles in the Cauldron, I turned […]
Scotland in 1820.
Having been in South Africa, which, being more recent, has place names that tell something about the place, I’ve become interested in place names all over. Oxford and Cam,bridge, I can see as Ox – […]
I’ve got to give a talk on the Five Shilling Rebellion in South Africa in 1914 to Probus in a week’s time. The talk isn’t a problem, It’s a kind of roll up of the […]