SS Great Britain

The SS Great Britain, designed by Isambard Brunel, was the first ocean-going vessel to be screw-driven and built entirely of iron. When she was … [Read more...]





Culloden

In battle at Culloden Moor on 16 April 1746 the Jacobite cause was dealt a mortal blow. The power of the Highland clans was broken. And the … [Read more...]





Women in War – From Home Front to Front Line

The changing role of women in warfare, a neglected aspect of military history, is the subject of this collection of perceptive, thought-provoking … [Read more...]





Vulcan XJ823 – Falklands conflict veteran in Cumbria ?

During 1982 a small collection of islands, thousands of miles from the UK, were catapulted into the headlines. The Falkland Islands, a disputed bit … [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...]





Aspects of Sheffield

Following the highly successful Aspects of Barnsley and Rotherham series, Aspects of Sheffield is the first published collection of independently … [Read more...]





In Search of the Real Dad’s Army – The Home Guard and the Defence of the United Kingdom 1940-1944

What was the Home Guard? Who were the men and women who served in it? And what can be said of their real role and significance once the popular myths … [Read more...]





Figureheads of the Royal Navy

The first figureheads that were carved to represent the names of British warships appeared during the reign of Henry VIII; the last ones were carved … [Read more...]





HMS Warrior – Ironclad Frigate 1860

HMS Warrior, launched in 1860, was the first iron-hulled, sea-going armoured ship, and for many years was the most powerful warship in the … [Read more...]





HMS Victory – First-Rate 1765

HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy’s achievements during the great age of sail, she is … [Read more...]