The Island of Dunkirk Spirit

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Here's an article I wrote for Isle of Wight…

The 75th anniversary of the Dunkirk Evacuation: The Greatest Escape

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In May 1940 the all-powerful German army succeeded in driving…

Children of the Chieftain: Betrayed - read a sample of the book

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Prologue "Gather round and let me set the scene to tell you…

Vikings: the great helmet hoax

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How practical would it be sail on a cramped ship, to charge around…

Great solar eclipses

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On 31st August 1030 there was a total eclipse of the sun over…

A Real Viking Ship

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Although most of the images of Viking ships are of modern replicas,…

Historical Novels: the fact and the fiction

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Today I had the pleasure of giving an illustrated lecture to…

Rune stones - the Vikings only written record of themselves

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The biggest challenge when writing about the Vikings is that…

The Magna Cartas

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For the first time for eight hundred years the four surviving…

The poppies at the Tower of London

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The spectacle of 888,246 hand-made ceramic poppies lining the…