Subject: Family History Research
I gained a further education teaching qualification following my masters degree and have taught extensively as a university lecturer in history and research.

I now specialise in social and political history having a key interest in workhouse records, and exploring how the concept of the family has changed throughout modern history. I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and associate member of the Regional History Centre, affiliated to the University of the West of England.

I have had various articles and books published and in 2019 I was delighted to be the recipient of a Bristol City Council Employment Skills and Learning Award in recognition of my study, works and teaching.


The Life and Death of Hannah Wiltshire. A Case Study of Bedminster Union Workhouse and Victorian Social Attitudes on Epilepsy (2016).

Lady Blackshirts – The Perils of Perception. Suffragettes who became Fascists (2017).

Nautical Women. Women sailors and the women of sailortowns: A forgotten diaspora c.1693-1902 (2019).

Contributed to The Women who Built Bristol 1184-2018 (2018).


‘Should society memorialise a Slave Trader?’ (2018).

‘The curious story of Brecon Town Council and the Plaque in honour of Captain Thomas Phillips, Slave Trader. (circa 1664-1713)’ (2018).

‘The National Museum of Antigua and Barbuda – A Small Island Museum with a Big Story’ (2019).

‘The tragic story of Hannah Wiltshire and a Bedminster workhouse resonates today’ (2019).


I look forward to welcoming you to discover your unique family history!

Rosemary Caldicott BA MSc