Growing up in Staffordshire Adam Freeman studies History all through his school years and after graduating with four A-Levels attended the University of Winchester, completing a degree in Ancient, Classical and Medieval Studies in 2014, this joint degree was in History and Archaeology, including a Dissertation on the politics and decisions behind the construction of churches in Mercia in the mid to late eight century during the reign of King Offa.
In 2016 the author completed a Masters Degree at the University of Birmingham (Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage) in Heritage Management on the role of Local Government in Staffordshire on the heritage of a former RAF base and its relationship with housing development. Both of these have now been turned into e-books on this website.
This book will analyse the Northern Rebellion of 1569 that occurred during the reign of Elizabeth I, it will assess why it failed, this will be done through a comparison with the Pilgrimage of Grace of 1536 during Henry VIII's reign that was successful, and other rebellions in the Tudor period.
This book will assess the early years of the 1550’s during the later years of King Edward VI’s reign and the ensuing constitutional crisis that resulted in Lady Jane Grey’s accession as Queen which lasted only nine days and the crowning of Mary Tudor as Queen in July 19 1553. It will be looking at Jane's accession to Queen, her marriage to Guildford and her relationship with Northumberland.
This book will be looking at the effect of development largely through house building and commercial units within a military context. This will be focused on the case study of RAF Perton, in South Staffordshire a now redundant Second World War airfield and base. How from a current perspective, conservation on this site can be achieved to allow the site and the surrounding landscape to be preserved
This book will be set within the heart of eighth century England, focusing on the reign of King Offa of Mercia who reigned from 757-796 AD. It will assess the position of religion in the Mercian court and for Offa himself personally; the setting of many church synods of England within the borders of Mercia during his reign, alongside the elevation of Lichfield to become an archbishopric.