Welcome to Richard Clarke's website.

Having been a secondary school history teacher for 36 years and prison tutor for three I now focus on developing my interest in landscape history and on fostering an interest in others as a speaker, tutor, writer, guide and researcher (house and church).

I am available for consultation in areas such as:
  • Illustrated talks;
  • Presentations;
  • Guiding;
  • Articles;
  • Research.
Recent Posts
Update and Overview for 2021  6.
Update and Overview for 2021 6.

The photo above is a view west from near the top of the chalk scarp slope above the village of Worlaby, North Lincs., it shows the Vale of Ancholme in the middle distance with... [more]

Update and Overview for 2021  5.
Update and Overview for 2021 5.

Just a final word about 19th century publications by subscriptions as discussed in the context of Poulson’s History of Holderness. My edition of Ball’s History of Barton (s.p.b.s) is a reprint so am not... [more]

Update and overview for 2021,  4.
Update and overview for 2021, 4.

Ball’s The Social History and Antiquities of Barton-upon-Humber, published 1856 and edited by George Poulson (s.p.b.) was different in style to Poulson’s earlier works on the histories of Beverley and Holderness (s.p.b.s) as well... [more]

Update and overview for 2021, 3.
Update and overview for 2021, 3.

Poulson divides his 160 page overview on the history of Holderness into the following sections; Roman era – nine pages (Poulson, in the early 19th century, had not the benefit of later discoveries about... [more]

Update and Overview for 2021  2.
Update and Overview for 2021 2.

Two article projects suggested by myself for the annual newsletter of the East Yorkshire Local History Society are; (a) An analysis of George Poulson’s study of the parishes of Holderness as published in 1840,... [more]

Update and overview for 2021.
Update and overview for 2021.

The blog posted on 11/11/’20 was the final one of my Inventory of blogs up to that point (over four and a half years). Since then a 20 blog section has been added under... [more]