Tag Archives: History

Diary of a first-time non-fiction Author

By Dennis Williams Yes! Made it! Result! I have now written a book – which has finally been published and printed – by HELION of course – or you would not be reading this attempt at a blog. Of course … Continue reading

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HEADLINE: April 1823, the French invade Spain again!

By Ralph Weaver During the Napoleonic wars a French army had been tied down on the Iberian Peninsula, costing the French Imperial treasury vast amounts in money and also men and a loss of prestige. And to little avail, Spanish … Continue reading

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Rowland Jones – Old Boy of Barnsley Holgate Grammar School

By Jane Ainsworth. I received an exciting New Year ‘gift’ when I was contacted ‘out of the blue’ (actually South Wales) by Robert Briggs, one of the nephews of Rowland Jones. Robert’s older brother David had recently given him and … Continue reading

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The Other Norfolk Admirals: Myngs, Narbrough and Shovell

By Simon Harris The careers of the three Norfolk admirals were intimately related. Narbrough and Shovell came from the small North Norfolk hamlet of Cockthorpe and Myngs from nearby Salthouse. In the 1660s, Myngs was the captain, Narbrough the lieutenant … Continue reading

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Introducing the Century of the Soldier…

A painting of c1630 sheds light on Shrewsbury at the time of the Stuarts The New Year was to see the launch of Helion and Companies latest book series, The Century of the Soldier 1618-1721. The dynamic new range will … Continue reading

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