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Hold the Front Page!

With things finally starting to calm down, the media are getting desperate for virus scare stories. This is from the BBC News front page:         I wish to announce that I’m streaming live my attempt to do … Continue reading

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Special Measures

These are hard times. I fully support the stringent rules that have been put in place, and I was particularly pleased to see this:             The more people we can consume, the fewer there will … Continue reading

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Moseley Old Hall

I haven’t visited nearly as many of the places that feature in my book about King Charles II and his escape into exile after the Battle of Worcester as I would have liked, but recently I discovered that one of … Continue reading

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We’ve Got it Covered

Yet again the book cover designer at Pen & Sword books has come up trumps. I’ve been in a bit of a battle with the publishers over the title, as they prefer to ‘reverse’ non-fiction titles, ie put what is … Continue reading

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Voices from the Past

On a recent trip to Whitby I found myself drawn to the graveyard surrounding the church at the top of the hill, near the famous abbey. I always find old gravestones interesting and poignant, and this visit reminded me that … Continue reading

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More Than Skin Deep

Tattoos seem to function as a modern type of post-it note – they remind us of the names of our loved ones, our children and their birth dates, just in case we should forget. They give us little reminders of … Continue reading

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Capture the King!

I am pleased to announce the publication of my book King Charles II and his Escape into Exile. It was inspired by one of my trips to Mere in Wiltshire. The local pub (The George) has a ‘King Charles’ room, and … Continue reading

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