Chameleon Ancestors – Part 1

Introduction Leopards may not change their spots but chameleons can change their colour and markings to suit the situation they find themselves in. I reckon that some of our ancestors are a bit like chameleons, changing their name, both officially and unofficially if it suited them, or as a result of their personal circumstances. It…

Margaret

Prologue It was already dark and Harriet lit another candle at 39a Southampton Street, Clerkenwell. Margaret was in full labour and the time to deliver was close. Her friend had come to her when her labour pains had started earlier in the day and Harriet was praying that all would go well. It was a…