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 works as a medical editor in Washington, D.C. 

As a historian, Chris is active in main two areas: the War of 1812 and the study of the Whitechapel murders of 1888.

He is an editor at Ripperologist magazine (http://www.ripperologist.biz).  He has a blog on the Jack the Ripper case at http://blog.casebook.org/chrisgeorge/.

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 sixteenth 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), and Scots in Maryland & a History of the St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore, 1806-2006 (St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore, 2007).

In honor of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, Chris has begun a new blog on the war at http://chrisgeorgewarof1812.blogspot.com/. Chris was an instigator behind the movement to establish the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, tracing the American and British movements in the Washington-Baltimore campaign of August-September 1814.  He serves on War of 1812 Bicentennial committees for the State of Maryland and for Baltimore County.  For the past year he has been working on the Bicentennial project for the City of Havre de Grace.  See http://hdg1812.wordpress.com/

Chris is now working with historian Dr. John McCavitt of Rostrevor, Northern Ireland, on a biography of Major General Robert Ross (1766-1814). Ross was the British commander who captured Washington, D.C., on August 24, 1814, and who was killed three weeks later during the attack on Baltimore. Through his detention of Upper Marlboro physician Dr. William Beanes, Ross was instrumental in bringing about the writing by Georgetown lawyer Francis Scott Key of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  Visit the website, “The Man Who Captured Washington — General Robert Ross” at http://www.themanwhocapturedwashington.com.

Chris’s poetry has been published in newspapers and magazines around the world. Chris is the Editor at the Desert Moon Review poetry workshop and co-editor, with Dan Cuddy, Jim Doss, and Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, of the electronic and print literary magazine Loch Raven Review, http://www.lochravenreview.net/. Chris has an esoteric personal blog at http://christophertgeorge.blogspot.com/ and another on the poetry site Able Muse Eratosphere, as well as a Flickr site. He is on Facebook and active on Twitter where his handle is "CThompsonGeorge".  New followers 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.