Tue. Jun 22nd, 2021

Historical Writing

I have been a student of history, particularly the history of Europe, for five decades. My current area of research, which is not necessarily relevant to this page, is the history of how the writings of Ulrichs and Kertbeny on homosexuality led to its medicalisation, and the use of “conversion therapy” as a “cure”. 

I am also currently engaged in a private translation of Dominique de Villepin’s “La Chute, ou L’Empire de la Solitude” in order to improve my understanding of how Napoleon’s empire led to the rise of Prussia and ultimately to the First World War. 

My next project is research into the tensions between the Great Powers in the latter half of the 19th Century, and how conflict between them shaped the history of the Middle East, with particular reference to how Curzon’s views of Persia influenced British policy there.

Have you published? Can I read your books?

No, this is the first time I have ever put anything online. I haven’t had time, space or money to do so before.