I give talks which can be tailored to the audience, either in person or on-line via Zoom on a variety of historical topics including:-
Women and Girls in Coal Mining:
What was life like for a woman labouring underground in early Victorian times, and how did their experiences shape the British mining industry?Click on the image to view or download a specimen talk outline.
Breach of Promise to Marry:
Meet the law that gave nineteenth century women better rights than men, and the women who enforced their rights to sometimes devastating effect.Click on the image to view or download a specimen talk outline.
Researching History from Newspapers:
Discover how to find a wealth of information in old newspapers, and how to interpret what it means about past times.Click on the image to view or download a specimen talk outline.
Unusual Forenames in the 19th Century:
Some parents took a less than traditional approach to naming their offspring. Discover some of the quirky names in birth records, and what they reveal about the times.Click on the image to view or download a specimen talk outline.