Ian Waugh is a broadcaster, historian, published author and Englishman.
Born in Dorset, brought up in Devon with my roots in the South West going back many generations.
I am a passionate historian, co-authored The Man They Couldn’t Hang and I’m a recognised British historic researcher.
As a broadcaster I have worked with radio and television networks in the UK and overseas. Since 1972 my voice has been heard on British independent television stations and some BBC and independent radio outlets. I have also been an adviser to state broadcasters in countries in Europe and Africa.
I frequently upload and update historic data, including my family trees and historic backgrounds. The information contains over 1,500 individuals and extends back to the middle of the 16th century (here).
Summed up briefly
On the whole I am a positive, cheerful, sociable sort of person. I have enjoyed most of my life, indulged in what became my career for some years and travelled extensively. Encountered some brilliant, some interesting, a few strange and at times high profile people. Achieved a bit and, like all of us, made a few blunders along the way.
I’m relatively content, with one foot in our historic past and the other embracing the modern world. Constantly on the go, writing, researching, editing, contributing, listening and observing.
I survived two strokes in 2000, I have permanent paralysis as a result and also painful osteoarthritis in my legs which has an ongoing serious impact on my general mobility.
I adore achievement in others and detest time waste.
I lead a quiet slightly reserved life in the east of England, nibbling off the fat of life’s experiences – that’s it in a nutshell.
Because of my physical restrictions I use speech recognition software to type – sometimes typos occur and end up being published.