Bligh: Master Mariner

The Eighteenth Century was an era when brave mariners took their ships beyond the horizon in search of an unknown world. Those chosen to lead these … [Read more...]





Murder and Mayhem in Sheffield

Sheffield born actor and author Geoffrey Howse delves into his files covering over 200 years of Sheffield's criminality. In Murder & Mayhem in … [Read more...]





Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths In & Around Southend-on-Sea

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths In and Around Southend-on-Sea takes the reader on a sinister journey from medieval times to the twentieth century, … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Servant Ancestors

While there are popular and academic books on servants and domestic service, as well as television dramas and documentaries, little attention has been … [Read more...]





A History of Chocolate in York

Think of York and you think of its Minster, mediaeval streets, the railways - and of confectionery, particularly chocolate. Kit Kat, Fruit Gums, … [Read more...]





Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and around Newcastle

Newcastle, Gateshead, Morpeyh, Tynemouth and North and South Shields were towns of great wealth because of the many natural resources in the … [Read more...]





The Real Jim Hawkins – Ships Boys in the Georgian Navy

Generations of readers have enjoyed the adventures of Jim Hawkins, the young protagonist and narrator in Robert Louis Stevensons Treasure Island, but … [Read more...]