Dr. Maureen James is a regular contributor of historical articles to various magazines and is available for research and writing on local and national topics. Some examples of her work can be seen and downloaded as PDFs on this site.
As well as recently finishing her Ph.D, and a book on Lincolnshire Folk Tales for the History Press, in 2011 Maureen successfully completed a Freelance and Feature Writing course with the London School of Journalism, for which she gained a Diploma with Distinction.
Maureen is presently writing the Cambridgeshire volume of the popular History Press Folk Tales series.
She is also available for carrying out small research projects and for writing articles and teachers pack on a broad range of historical topics. See the research section for more information and Contact her today for a no-obligation quote using the tab above.
Past articles, papers and teachers packs include the following:
Regular articles on Folklore and History published in Smallholder Magazine since 2003 (some are available to download from my Resources section - see categories - others that are on the web can be reached from here) A comprehensive list of the articles can be found here
Review of We didn't know Owt by Maureen Sutton - Folklore
Review of Marvels, Magic and Witchcraft in the North Riding of Yorkshire: David Naitby's Bedale Treasury by David Kirby - Folklore 124 (1) (April 2013)
Review of Jack and the Devil's Purse: Scottish Traveller Tales by Duncan Williamson - Folklore 123 (3) (December 2012)
The Bandstands of Cambridgeshire - Cambridgeshire County Life Magazine. Autumn 2012
Review of Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination by Karin Sanders - Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture Volume 4 - Issue 2, pp 245-248 (July 2011)
Lincolnshire Folklore paper - Cosmos 25 & The Ritual Year 4: The Ritual Year and Gender 2009 (September 2011)
Fear and Loathing: The Legends of the Lincolnshire Carrs - The Cauldron: Witchcraft, Paganism & Folklore No 141 (August 2011)
On Fairies - Facts and Fiction Magazine No 75 (November 2010)
Suffolk's Forgotten Heroes - EADT Suffolk (May 2007)
A most eggs-citing event!: The World Hen Racing Championships - Fancy Fowl (August 2005)
Grey Lag Goose & King Charles I - Fancy Fowl (Summer 2005)
The Brotherhood of the Grey Goose Feather - The Dragonfly Review No 6 (June/July 2004)
The Influence of Robert Owen and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi and others on the work of Caroline Southwood Smith and James Hill at the Wisbech Infant School 1830-1840 (1997 B.Ed thesis deposited in the reference section of Cambridgeshire Library Service)
Beyond the Bicentennial Teacher's Pack for the African-Caribbean Forum of Peterborough (2009)
Ancient Writing Teacher's Pack for Cambridgeshire Archaeological Field Unit (2000)
Thomas Clarkson and the Abolition of Slavery Teacher's Pack for Wisbech & Fenland Museum (1999) - notes from this can be found here
A Revolutionary Tale: the story of Thomas Paine for Thetford Museum (2009)
Short Biography of George Ewart Evans for the George Ewart Evans Centre Website (2007)
Town Trail and 3 different Guided walks of Chatteris (2001)
Short History of Wimblington for village guide book (2001)
Research on the London Poor in 1851 for the British Library Education Service (2000)
Town Trail for Octavia Hill Museum (1998)