About the Website Author

DL-smallI started this site as a way of exploring the web as a repository for resources and academic writings on a historical subject: in this case the Invasion / Future War / Spy literature of the Victorian and Edwardian era.

My interest was first aroused by my passion for The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers. Like many I had not realised that this was simply one among many ‘Invasion-scare’ stories in the period before the Great War.

I am currently studying for a Masters degree in History from Edinburgh University (by distance learning) having finished my BA from the Open University in 2014.

My other passions are photography, travel, running, bridge & the history of polar exploration (another website I am developing).