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I can Answer Questions on any aspect of Pre-conquest British History including: The Roman Conquest and Occupation, The Dark Ages, The Anglo Saxon Monarchies, The Unification of England and The events Leading up to 1066. My answers can encompass Social, Political and Religous aspects of the period.

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Over 20 years of Study of pre Conquest British history. Numerous articles published.


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BA(hons)Politics and History.De Monfort University, Leicester UK.

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2015-06-13 An informative book on the princely states during the British Raj:

Hello Vivek    This is not really my area of expertise but below is a list of books that are still in print and are relevant to your subject.      The Princes of India in the Endgame of Empire, 1917-1947

2014-01-04 Handkerchief:

Hello Erlend    Apologies for the delay in replying.    The answer to your question is really quite simple and straight forward. The reason men constantly carried handkerchiefs during this period was not

2012-07-16 Speechly Families:

Hi Lesley    I have done some research on this while researching my own family history and the earliest speechleys I have found in India date from the 1820s. I'm afraid that as far as I can tell your cousin

2012-07-09 King Pybba of Mercia:

Hi Christopher.    There is absolutely no Historical Evidence to suggest the identity of Pybbas Wife (or wives as the case may be). Indeed there is no evidence of any kind of link between Mercia (Pybbas)

2012-01-15 Strange dream referencing British history:

Hi Julian    This is a very interesting question and I have spent the last 2 days looking into it. However I can find no record of any East Indian travelling to England before the 16th century and, even


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