Forthcoming Talks

‘History matters because it is our collective memory, which is the best weapon against tyranny. Without history, anyone could tell us anything’ Michael Palin

16 January 2018 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Yeovil U3A

16 January 2018 Discovering your British Family and Local Community in the early Twentieth Century start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

17 January 2018 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Torridge U3A

25 January 2018 Toleration or Turmoil?: English non-conformity and our ancestors Somerton History Group

1 February 2018 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Halwill WI

6 February 2018 Occupational Hazards: the working lives of our ancestors Woolsery Society

19 February 2018 Are you Sitting Comfortably?: writing and telling your family history start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

23 February 2018 Madness, Mania and Melancholia: the mental health of our ancestors Bude U3A history group

7 March 2018 From Darlington to Wellington: the sad tale of Isabella Fry Buckland Brewer WI

15 March 2018 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Wembury Local History Society

16 March 2018 Tulips, Topiary, Tradescanth and Thyme: seventeenth century gardens Devonshire Association Tavistock Branch

9 May 2018 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Wells U3A

11 May 2018 Clovelly Event with James J Turner of Touch the Moon Records

1-4 June 2018 Key Note Speaker at New Zealand Society of Genealogists’ conference, Christchurch, New Zealand. To include a one day workshop Are you Sitting Comfortably?: writing up your family history. From Darlington to Wellington: the sad tale of Isabella Fry. Putting Your Ancestors in their Place: ten steps to a one place study. Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors. Harnessing the Facebook Generation: ideas for involving young people in history and heritage.

9 June 2018 West Country Migration Day Dorset

19 June 2018 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Shaldon WI

20 June 2018 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century North Curry History Society

26 June 2018 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Frome Family History Group

10 July 2018 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Teign Valley History Group

11 July 2018 Putting Your Ancestors in their Place: ten steps to a one place study Okehampton U3A Family History Group

18 July 2018 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors West Dartmoor U3A

16 August 2018 The Siege of Salcombe at East Portlemouth

31 August 2018 Occupational Hazards: the working lives of our ancestors Secret Lives Conference

7-14 September 2018 14th Unlock the Past Cruise to Alaska Topic(s) TBA

17 September 2018 Besoms, Battledores, Bedsteads and Bum Rolls: the role of women in the seventeenth century Morchard Maids WI, Morchard Bishop

18 September 2018 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Drayton Ladies Group

2 October 2018 In Sickness and in Death: researching the ill-health and death of your ancestors start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

3 October 2018 From Cauldrons, Comfits, Caudle and Coffins: Seventeenth Century Food and Drink Buckland Brewer WI

4 October 2018 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Northam Men’s Forum

10 October 2018 Besoms, Battledores, Bedsteads and Bum Rolls: the role of women in the seventeenth century Landkey WI

8 November Toleration or Turmoil?: English non-conformity and our ancestors Holsworthy Local History Society

17 November 2018 Barefoot on the Cobbles: telling Daisy’s story Bideford Group of Devon Family History Society

21 November 2018 Barefoot on the Cobbles: telling Daisy’s story Buckland Brewer History Group

20 November 2018 (provisional) Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own Yeovil U3A

26 November 2018 Staplegrove History Society Topic TBA

27 November 2018 Tulips, Topiary, Tradescanth and Thyme: seventeenth century gardens Yealm and District Garden Society

Talks and Presentations

Selected Previous Talks

Some Testimonials

Handouts

‘History paints the human heart’ Napoleon I

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