Family History

A Beautiful Piece of Storytelling

A beautiful piece of story telling. The Murder of Maid Marian, is the eighth story in my collected works for Halloween. This is not a terrifying story, it is actually very sad and beautifully told. If you like a bedtime story, this is perfect for you. The tragic element of this tale, is the nature …

The Golden Farmer – Full Narrated Story

In 1714, 24 years after the golden farmer was executed’ the History of the Lives of the Most Notorious Highwaymen’. Was First published, the book was a huge success and has been reprinted many times since, this book became the main source of reference into the life of the Golden Farmer.The book attributes the golden …

Arsenic

13 Terrifying True Stories For Halloween | Story Three | Arsenic Welcome to the third of our 13 terrifying stories for Halloween, today we are going to take a deep dive into the murder of Mary Hounsell, wife of a cattle-doctor and victim of infatuation and love. This is a true story, and makes up …

Alice Kyteler, The Sorcerer of Kilkenny, Ireland

3rd of November 1324, The rain fell heavy across the medieval town of Kilkenny, Ireland. It was a cold autumn morning with high winds and yet the towns folk gathered in the main square, the noise of talk reverberated along the narrow cobbled muddied streets as they waited in awe for a spectacle that no …

13 Terrifying True Stories for Halloween

Linked below is the first of 13 stories I have written and narrated for Halloween.These are all True Stories, and taken from the dark, dusty , twisted pages of my family history. This first story dates from 1856 and based on a murder that happened in the Coffee House Inn, Chertsey , Surrey, England. Nobody …

Murder on Bubb Down Hill

Roger Guttridge tells the story behind Murderers’ Lane and its sequels Published on February ’20 Below is a link to the article written by Roger Gutteridge, and published in the Dorset Life Magazine Murder on Bubb Down Hill Stephen and Yhana is the official You Tube channel for the author’s blogs and websites (Stephen Robert …

Stormforge Saga Book One The Jarl of More

Ragnvald ‘the wise of More’ “Count of Maer” EYSTEINSSON (830 – 894)

Pedigree and descent from Ragnvald the Wise Below is an outlined pedigree of my descent from The Jarl of More, this is one of hundreds of links I have to this famous Viking Jarl who lived 1200 years ago. The period is also important mathematically as scholars believe that all living people today that have …

For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love

For God’s Sake hold your tongue, and let me love (Biography and Selected Poetry of John Donne Is a new paper/book (Digital only) I have uploaded to Academia.edu and showcases a chapter from the forthcoming book ‘The Devil’s Servant’.  This book holds itself up as a publication on its own but is also an in-depth chapter from …

Semper Fidelis

Semper Fidelis, The Lwów Eaglets

Semper Fidelis is a new publication by author, historian and genealogist Stephen Robert Kuta, and focuses on his Eastern European heritage and the lands known to history as Galicia. The historical content is set during World War One in the city of Lemberg, a city which later became known as Lwów and eventually Lviv. Lwów …

An Artificial Apology

The following work is a ballad written in 1540 by William Graye titled ‘An Artificial Apology’, this is a religious piece and an attack on Thomas Smith (1513 – 1577), regarding the reformation Catholics vs Protestants. This is Ballad #11 of 12 known as the Cromwell Ballads. The work is notably important in regards to …