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John Broughton


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John Broughton was born in the town of Cleethorpes on the North Sea coast of Lincolnshire, UK, not far from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail in the Mayflower. In this town he studied at Clee Grammar School, whose founder died in 1709 in Queen Anne’s reign. In 1967 he had the best result in the Cambridge University Advanced Level examinations in History at county level and subsequently received a prize. He went on to take an honors degree in Medieval and Modern History at the University of Nottingham where he also studied Archaeology, with the ‘distinction’ of uncovering the first Roman villa window lintel found in the UK on a dig at Ancaster. Wow!
After completing a post-graduate certificate in education, majoring in English he began a varied career in the UK.
This began with teaching History, English and even Sociology (the latter under duress) for a ten-year period, culminating in Head of Department of History in a Manchester Grammar School.
Tired of State school teaching, he spent a year as Director of Training and Development of a Trade Institute based in Leamington Spa, where he taught merchandising to Middle Management.

Genres: Historical