I was born in England in 1962. I graduated from Lancaster University in 1984 with a B.A (Honours) in history. For many years I worked as a researcher. History has always been my passion and in the late 1990s, I began writing histories of towns for friends. So if a friend came from Dublin I wrote a history of that city. Eventually, a friend suggested I should put the histories on the internet so everybody could read them. My website was switched on 11 December 2001. At first, it only had about 10 histories but it gradually grew larger and larger. Then in 2003, I began writing histories of countries and later I added articles about life in the past. Eventually, I decided to create a World History Encyclopedia. After all, if you enjoy a subject and know a bit about it why not create your own website for everyone to read? I hope you find my website useful and/or interesting.