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The author initially studied History and English at university before  launching into a teaching career in Berkshire. Over the last couple of decades the teaching has been less formal: in fields, museums and classrooms all over the southern half of England. The world of history interpreters and re enactors sometimes seems strange to visitors, but there are some extremely knowledgeable people out there who are passionate about their subject and have patiently explained all sorts of things. My thanks to everyone who has ever stood patiently in a muddy field answering questions. The knowledge is theirs; the opinions and mistakes in what is written here are mine.

 Some of the articles may leave readers with further questions. So for anyone who wants to get in touch with the real me rather than just leave an anonymous comment, I now have a dedicated email address for this site which is, unsurprisingly,  However, it has also been surrounded with all sorts of filters, so please get in touch if you want to talk history, but not if you want to offer improbable medical miracles and the like as these will simply disappear. I look forward to hearing from readers.

 If the information you find on this site is helpful, especially to teachers, please feel free to share it as a resource, though (of course) I would appreciate it if you left a comment, and gave an acknowledgement when you share it.

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