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Mary Beacock Fryer

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Mary Beacock Fryer

Mary Beacock Fryer (1929–2017) was a well-known expert on Upper Canadian history. She wrote a trilogy on the Simcoe family: Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe: A Biography, Our Young Soldier: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe, 6 June 1791-6 April 1812, and John Graves Simcoe: 1752-1806, A Biography. Among Fryer's other books are Escape, Beginning Again, and Buckskin Pimpernel.

Christopher Dracott

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Christopher Dracott

Christopher Dracott was formerly Detective Chief Superintendent at New Scotland Yard. His career included service in the Complaints Investigation Bureau and the Serious Crime Squad (popularly known as the "Murder Squad"). Dracott first became interested in the life of John Graves Simcoe when visiting Toronto shortly after retirement. Dracott now lives near the home of John Graves Simcoe in Devon, England.