The Wreck of the Clyde

The majority of history goes unrecorded - or is considered unimportant enough that the records of it are eventually lost.  This is one of the lesser-known events in history; a horrible and tragic shipwreck on the coast of New Zealand in 1884, that of the Clyde. From the Sydney Morning Herald's report: TERRIBLE SHIPWRECK AND … Continue reading The Wreck of the Clyde

Lord Pembroke: A Biography

A little while ago, I posted a biography of my cousin General Sir Frank Walter Messervy (1893-1974).  Today, I'm posting a biography of my direct ancestor Sir William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (c.1146-1219) (also known as William the Marshal), a medieval English knight. From Wikipedia: William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1146 or 1147 – … Continue reading Lord Pembroke: A Biography

General Messervy: A Biography

For a website devoted to historical (or quasi-historical) topics, I've never actually posted a biography.  Well, that has now officially changed.  The person I have chosen to be my first to have his life discussed?  General Sir Frank Walker Messervy (1893-1974), an officer in the British Indian Army who served in both World Wars. From … Continue reading General Messervy: A Biography