The Wills of Our Ancestors – A Guide for Family & Local Historians

What are wills, and how can they be used for family and local history research? How can you interpret them and get as much insight from them as … [Read more...]





The End of Glory – War & Peace in HMS Hood 1916-1941

There have been many fine books written on HMS Hood, the glory of the Royal Navy, while television and cinema have also taken the subject to their … [Read more...]





Carlisle Castle has changed colour

Carlisle Castle in north Cumbria has changed colour, according to research by historians. Investigations into the Keep indicate that it was … [Read more...]





Surgeon at Arms – Parachuting into Arnhem with the First Airbornes

Surgeon at Arms is without doubt one of the most interesting and dramatic personal memoirs to come out of the Second World War. The author, a … [Read more...]





Notorious Murders of the Twentieth Century – Famous and Forgotten British Cases

The word 'murder' has always attracted widespread local and national media coverage. Once known, the story becomes the subject of discussion in a … [Read more...]





The Secret Capture – U-110 and the Enigma Story

For fifteen years after the end of the war all official Admiralty records showed the German submarine U 110 as sunk on 9 May 1941 by the surface … [Read more...]