About the author

I’ve been researching the history of my family for the past decade or so: you can read about my findings here. My research into the lives of my ancestors has led to a number of ‘spin-off’ websites, including Recusants and Renegades, Dissenting Lives, The Bonds of Betrayal, and now this blog. I’ve also created a blog about the history of Moulsham, the part of Essex where I grew up. In my day job I’m a senior lecturer at The Open University (my academic blog can be found here) and I live in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.


You can contact me at:


Martin Robb