Raczyński

Recently I have been looking into the surname Raczyński, My great-grandmother was Katarzyna Raczyńska wife of Michal Kuta. The family resided in Katarynice, Lwów Voivodeship, Poland. An area of land that exchanged hands during times of War many times. As of 1939 the area became known as L’vivs’ka oblast, Ukraine. Before 1918 it was a part of the …

His Grief is the Plague

‘His Grief is the Plague’: Poetry of Loss and the risk of losing one’s readers by: Michael R Jacklin University of Wollongong, Australia Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts – Papers. The link below provides an interesting Journal article published by the University of Wollongong – Australia; Literary Studies 28.4 (2013), and written by …

James Pratt and John Smith

James Pratt and John Smith, the last men to hang for Sodomy in England – Date of Execution: 1835 Although anal sex between consenting male adults is now legal in the UK, this was by no means always the case. Astonishingly, homosexual activity was a criminal offence right up until 1967, when the law was …

Abraham Adams, Executed for Sodomy at Newgate (1762 – 1815)

Abraham Adams was born in May 1762 at Mr Hardesty’s Bear and Ragged Staff, Mayfair, St George Hanover Square, London. He was born in an apartment rented by his father Abraham Adams Senior for the purpose of his illicit affair with an Elizabeth Burton. Abraham Senior was at the time married to a Priscilla Craister …

Munoo (1782 – 1814), Executed for Sodomy.

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Paint the Sky With Stars

Paint the Sky With Stars was my first published book, the edition is now out of print and due to the subject matter and social interest the book passes hands for high sums of money. Original copies are deposited with the British Library and Durham University Library. The book was reviewed across the country in …

Writing about your Ancestors

I have been writing about my Ancestors now for a few years, namely by publishing short stories of their lives on my family history blog. Only recently have I decided to bring their lives to print and create their story simply from the fabric of history and the records they appear in. There are lots …

2004 – Boxing Day Earthquake and Tsunami

On the 26th December 2004, a 9.1 – 9.3 magnitude Earthquake ripped through the Indian Ocean when the Burma and Indian plate subducted. The result was a series of devastating Tsunamis with waves as high as 30 meters. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded killing 280,000 people in its wake. In response Humanitarian …

Diana Princess of Wales

  There have been many woman who have captivated our hearts and love over the years and Diana Princess of Wales is certainly one of those figures. Her death in 1997, broke the hearts of a nation and her memory still captivates our imaginations. In 1997, selected poets were asked to submit a piece of …

Modelling Portfolio

Check out my page – Modelling Portfolio. A selection of images from my Modelling Archives. The images were photographed by London Based Artist; Graham Martin, the man behind the popular site MEN ART. Modelling Portfolio