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  • The Natal Campaign - 'Kitchener’s Concentration Camps' by Hugh Rethman

    Boer children standing in front of their school at Merebank Concenration Camp. (Author's collection) When General Kitchener described the refugee camps for Boer civilians as ‘Concentration Camps’, an enormous PR blunder was commited. Of course he did not know that 40 years later Hitler would use the same words to describe his death camps, a si ...

  • Secret Kendal by Andrew Graham Stables

    Brigsteer Road with Kendal sign and racecourse in background. (Secret Kendal, Amberley Publishing) As I wrote this blog I became aware it was exactly 196 years since the first horse race was held on Kendal Racecourse on 7th August 1821 and I further recognized in my previous book about Penrith, and my future book looking at Teesdale, they all feat ...

  • Cornwall in Photographs by Gabriel Fuchs

    Golitha Falls on Bodmin Moor. (Cornwall in Photographs, Amberley Publishing) So what’s so special about Cornwall? Few places in Europe are as awe-inspiring. It is an ancient Celtic land and as such has inspired tales and legends ever since. It has a dramatic nature with treacherous cliffs, sandy beaches, and mysterious moors. It was a gateway to ...

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