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Matthew Flinders

I was rather moved to read yesterday that the grave of the explorer Matthew Flinders has been discovered during the railway construction work in London. He was related to Sir John Franklin, another explorer and one whose biography Deadly Winter … Continue reading

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Political Correctness in Historical Writing

During my researches for historical writings, one thing I’ve become very aware of is the tendency of modern writers towards what I’d call a euphemistic and politically correct view of other cultures. When I was writing Deadly Winter, about the … Continue reading

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