Mrs. Goodfellow: The Story of America’s First Cooking School

In Philadelphia during the first decades of the nineteenth century, a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Goodfellow, ran a popular bakery and sweet shop. In … [Read more...]





Seafarers’ Voices 7: Captain’s Wife

During the nineteenth century it became increasingly common for merchant service masters to take their wives to sea, particularly in the whaling … [Read more...]





Yorkshire VCs

Today the Victoria Cross remains the supreme British award for bravery. It takes precedence over all other awards and decorations. During its … [Read more...]





Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths In and Around Durham

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths In and Around Durham spans four centuries, with over fifty terrible tales of man's inhumanity to man, which are … [Read more...]





Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and around Halifax

Calderdale has gone down in the annals of crime in England as the birthplace of Christie of Rillington Place, and as the haunt of the Yorkshire … [Read more...]





Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Bolton

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Bolton takes the reader on a sinister journey through centuries of local crime, meeting villains of all sorts … [Read more...]





Empire and Espionage – Spies in the Zulu War

The Anglo-Zulu War may be best remembered for the military blundering that led to the astonishing British defeat at Isandlwana, but as Stephen Wade … [Read more...]