Falklands Hero – Ian McKay – The last VC of the 20th Century

At the height of the bitter battle for Mount Longdon during the Falklands War , 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment’s assault has stalled in the face of … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

The Second World War was the defining conflict of the twentieth century and it is one of the most popular and fascinating areas for historical … [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...]





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...]





Tracing Your Rural Ancestors – A Guide For Family Historians

Many family historians will come across direct links to ancestors who lived and worked in the countryside as farmers, labourers, landowners, village … [Read more...]





Great War Lives – A Guide for Family Historians

The Great War was a key event of the twentieth century and it is one of the most popular and rewarding areas for historical research - and for family … [Read more...]





London at War – Relics of the Home Front from the World Wars

The two world wars of the twentieth century seem so distant from us now, a lifetime ago, in a different age. Yet in London the evidence of these … [Read more...]