Reading old books often provides not only information about the era, but characters for a story and Richard Jefferies’, The Amateur Poacher, was no exception. There are no poachers anymore, they were only a few […]
I sometimes find that a small incident in my research opens up into a whole spectrum of things. That’s how King James I and VI has affected me. James went to London and several Scots […]
The first, and only, monarch to have been personally involved in propagating the idea of Britain as one nation is the Stuart James VI and I, to put his titles in their chronological order. Over […]
The attraction of writing about the expansion of trade and exploration during the time of the Stuart kings.
I mentioned the ordinary people in the last note and it set me thinking about who really changes history. When the Berlin Wall came down did the West Germans welcome those from the East, or […]
I made a mistake in the last blog mentioning the alternative route to get silks into Europe was up the Danube. It would be easier to go through the Mediterranean but there may be a […]
Julius Caesar was sent to Britain to investigate the tin market.
As you will have gathered from the books I write, I have an interest in history. It comes from my father and one teacher. Other teachers taught that the Romans left Britain in 410, about […]