In answer to the question "What is your favourite period of history?" historian and former teacher Don Chiswell would be most likely to say "Just the last 3,250 years".
Don, based in Peterborough, delivers talks on a wide range of historical subjects, all infused with his own unique blend of enthusiasm, expertise and humour. He revels in demolishing popular historical myths and is currently engaged on a book on Bosworth Field, where King Richard III met his death, and in co-writing a history of Peterborough.
His entertaining and informative lectures range from the Dark Ages to the Second World war. Talks are designed to run from 60-90 minutes (allowing time for questions) and are tailored to meet the requirements of your particular group or society. All talks and presentations are illustrated using an OHP or laptop computer and image projector.
If you would like Don to give a talk to your historical group or society, or if you want to find out more about what he does, please feel free to contact
Among his exhaustive list of subjects are :
Boudicca of the Iceni | Hereward the Wake | King John & Magna Carta | The Knights Templar | Richard III & Bosworth | The Black Death | Henry VIII & the Reformation | Mary Queen of Scots | The Gunpowder Plot | William Shakespeare | Leonardo da Vinci | The battle of Naseby & the New Model Army | The Prince Regent | Burke & Hare & the body snatchers | The Great Stink | The Railway Mania | William Morris | Charles Dickens | The causes of WWI | The Old Contemptibles | Edith Cavell
and many many more . . .