Welcome to the Explore History Website. The site has been built upon 20 years of teaching, research and writing, and a passion for all things historical. I hope you enjoy browsing through the site to see what is on offer.
The Founding Director of Explore History is Dr. Scott McLean. Scott has a PhD in Modern British history and a Masters in British medieval history. He began his academic career at the University of Guelph, Canada, before moving to England in 1999 to work at Queen's University (Canada) Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle. Teaching at the BISC offered the opportunity to not only meet some wonderful students and travel to historic sites, but teach a wide range of courses in British and European history (sometime as many as 15 courses a year!) It also allowed him to dabble in archaeology. This resulted in him establishing the schools first Field School in British Archaeology and through this make some amazing discoveries. It also allowed him to indulge one of his other great passions - collecting old documents and items of historical interest. This website is built upon this life-long interest in things historical, his passion for teaching - at all age levels - and exploring history.
We are always happy to hear from you, whether it is to answer a question about the website or an archival item, or to discuss something historical. Feel free to get in touch at any time. Alternatively, You can visit us at our shop in Steyning, West Sussex. We are located in the "Cobblestone Walk" across from the High Street Parking, and are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00-4:00, and Saturdays 12:00-4:00.