Welcome

Hopefully you will enjoy your visit to my site and come away with some insights about how my mind works. That sounds scary. Following is a potted biography including a rundown of my historical and other interests.

Christopher T. George was born in Liverpool, England in 1948 and first emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1955.  He went back to Liverpool for a refresher on his Scouse accent, living with his grandparents while attending Rose Lane and Quarry Bank Schools. Chris returned to the U.S.A. in 1968 and has lived there ever since. He now lives in Baltimore, Maryland, near Johns Hopkins University with his wife Donna and two cats. He is a retired medical editor. 

As a historian, Chris is active in two areas, the War of 1812 and the Whitechapel murders of 1888 committed by the unknown murderer known as Jack the Ripper.

He is a past editor of the magazines Ripper Notes and Ripperologist.  He maintains a blog on the Ripper case at http://blog.casebook.org/chrisgeorge/. At present, he is organizing RipperCon to be held in Baltimore on the weekend of April 7-8, 2018.  See http://www.rippercon.com.

Chris is the founding editor of the Journal of the War of 1812 published by the War of 1812 Consortium and an organizer of the Consortium’s National War of 1812 Symposium series, now in its 21st year. He is the author of Baltimore Close Up (Arcadia Publishers, 1998), Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay (White Mane Publishers, 2000), Scots in Maryland & a History of the St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore, 1806-2006 (St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore, 2007), and, with Dr. John McCavitt, The Man Who Captured Washington: Major General Robert Ross and the War of 1812 (Oklahoma University Press, 2016).

Chris has a blog on the war at http://chrisgeorgewarof1812.blogspot.com/. Along with Robert Reyes, he was an early promoter of the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, tracing the American and British movements in the Washington-Baltimore campaign of Aug-Sept 1814. Reyes and George also helped save land at the heart the battleground at North Point in Dundalk, Baltimore County. This land is now safely in the hands of the State of Maryland and has been designated North Point State Battlefield. 

Chris’s poetry has been published in newspapers and magazines around the world. Chris is the Editor at the Desert Moon Review poetry workshop. Chris has an esoteric personal blog at http://christophertgeorge.blogspot.com/ and  a Flickr site. He is on Facebook and active on Twitter where his handle is "CThompsonGeorge".  New followers always welcome.

Chris’s poetry is featured in Poets Gone Wild: An Internet Anthology from Wild Poetry Press (2005) and at The Hypertexts.

He is also the lyricist for Jack — The Musical, written with French composer Erik Sitbon. A CD with highlights of the show is available from CD Baby.