Want a short read?

What short read? My collection of short stories, Geoffrey’s Historical Shorts is about to be on sale at a temporarily discounted price of £1.99 – e-books only. Why read these short stories? I hope you will enjoy them! You will also get the taste of some of...

Confidence – a short story

Confidence in what? Confidence is the title of my latest short story. Read the story and find out to what it refers! For once I’ve written a short story set in the present. If you want some more, try my collection of stories set in the past: Geoffrey’s...

A Matter of Honour

What matter of honour? This is the beginning of my novel Blood and Secrets. I set out my reasons for writing about the English Civil War in a previous post.  This is also one of the short stories in my collection Geoffrey’s Historical Shorts, which I wrote about...

Not the Tudors again!

The Tudors are on TV again! One of the Tudors, Elizabeth I, is back on the BBC on Wednesday nights as the 1970’s series Elizabeth R, starring Glenda Jackson, is repeated. I have said before that that family get more publicity in both drama and documentaries than...

Is The Great great?

The Great What? The Great is a series on Channel Four about Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. Some people think it is a great travesty of history, whilst others enjoy it. Controversy seldom does a TV series any harm and many features of this one make for...

Marx, how can he help us study history?

Karl Marx is famous, but not as a historian Marx was an economist, wasn’t he? Or you might think he was a politician. He certainly had a lot to say about economics and you can’t separate that from politics. However, Marx was not actively involved in...