Presidential Purleigh – George Washington and his links with Essex, England

George Washington, the first president of the United States of America in 1789. He grew up at Bridges Creek in Virginia and was the son of Augustine and Mary Ball Washington but did you know that the ancestors of America’s first president had their origins in England, and that they have a link to my… Read More Presidential Purleigh – George Washington and his links with Essex, England

Thomas Lord Scales, Father-in-Law to Anthony Woodville

    We are taking a break from Henry VIII’s wives feature this Saturday for a special guest post from Danielle Burton, Archive Assistant, creator of Voyager of History blog and currently writing a book on Antony Woodville. Here she talks about Anthony’s father in law, Thomas Scales.                        My connection with Thomas Scales began when researching… Read More Thomas Lord Scales, Father-in-Law to Anthony Woodville