The latest episode of The Family Histories Podcast – in which I talk about my family history research and reveal the remarkable story of Great War soldier Sam Roberts – will be released tomorrow.
The podcast, which has listeners in 84 countries, is presented by Andrew Martin, who has been a family historian for 25 years.
It is one of the most popular shows of its genre – charting repeatedly within Apple Podcasts’ Top 100 Shows for History, within the UK, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden.
The episode in which I am featured – entitled The Lucky – was recorded in September in the town in which I now live, in Mid Wales.
It includes a detailed account of how Sam Roberts, a corporal in the Devonshire Regiment, lived ‘twice’ in the Great War.
I also reveal the story of James Arscott, an unsung hero of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and his ‘lost’ love.
I have just completed my family history research. Comprising thousands of pages, it fills 19 substantial volumes.
It covers four centuries of the Roberts and Arscott families in Devon and is now available to purchase as a whole or individually.