Sadly and tragically, Dud left us on 28th January 2016 whilst undergoing emergency heart surgery. However, I (that is Sarah, his wife) have decided to keep the blog (and his memory) alive. I will leave his ‘about’ exactly as he wrote it, but I may add to it in time.
I’m a barrister by qualification, a law tutor by trade, but ‘at night’ I become an archaeologist. Well, when I say archaeologist, I mean I’m interested in the good old days of the Bronze Age (3000-1100 BC) of the Aegean – that is the Mycenaeans (Greece), the Minoans (Crete) and the Trojans (that will be Troy in what is now Turkey). I studied this lot at Oxford and my doctorate, which I worked on at Sussex University, is on early travellers to Crete and their findings on the island’s archaeology. Contemporary writing on these three civilizations is very limited being prehistory so archaeology is a necessary means to an end to learn about them (that’s my excuse anyway). So the blog is to sell my books on these topics – no, I didn’t say that (but see ‘My Publications’ on this blog). The blog is to share my thoughts on these topics and anything else that springs to mind, including history generally (well, classical and medieval) and law (and my kindle e-book on the English Legal System – see ‘My Publications’ on this blog – oops, sorry, there I go again).