The latest Braund Society publication, about the very earliest references to the name, has just arrived on my doorstep.
Professor Robert Tombs claiming children find history ‘repetitive and boring’ on BBC this morning and in the Daily Mail yesterday. Good teachers are prevented from providing good history by the nature of the disjointed curriculum. I am with him when he says the school history curriculum lacks chronology and the vox pop lack of knowledge was dire. What did come over was that those who loved history had enthusiastic teachers – as one lady said ‘who lived it’. So well done Mrs Goodrich – who was my own inspirational teacher.
We can do this – help inspire the next generation.
Posted my first copy of ‘Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs’ to Australia.
Some work on the website – thanks to those who’ve commented.
New research client whose ancestor looks most intriguing.
The new Braund book ‘Before Braundsworthy: the Braund family history 1000-1550’ is on its way back from the printers.
History of Medicine session today. Helping a group of year 11s revise.
Day course on ‘Writing up your Family History’ arranged for October in Bideford.