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Revealing Liberty!

5 August 2022

It’s a big day – the cover reveal for my new book, Sailor of Liberty! The reveal is happening pretty much simultaneously on this website and on that of my wonderful publishers,...

And So It Begins Again

1 November 2021

Gosh, has it been that long since I last blogged? Oh dear, yes it has… Sorry for the absence of communication, but it’s been a busy few months both professionally and personally,...

Highways and Byways of the Seventeenth Century: St David’s Day

1 March 2021

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (Happy Saint David’s Day!) The coincidence of Wales’ national day being on a Monday, the usual publication day for this blog, proved irresistible,...

Digging for Britain

8 February 2021

I recently watched The Dig, the Netflix film about the discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial. This has garnered plenty of rave reviews from professional critics and on social...