The historic heartbeat of the City of Leicester
and its environs
in the English East Midlands - where Lees was born and where
A reflection of past and present thoughts and
aspirations. Our sister site.
Car of Phoebus
The full text of Lee's book is available online here.
Several of Robert James Lees' books are available here in full as downloadable
PDF files including Through the Mists, The Gate of Heaven and The Life Elysian.
the Mists on Line
On this site you can purchase an audio version of Lees' `Through the Mists'.
James Lees and Visions from Hell?
Article by Jennifer Pegg (who contributes to this site) which appeared first in
the Australian magazine Ripperoo, placed online by the Casebook Jack the Ripper
A new UK-based publishing house dealing with books `for the enquiring mind'.
Those who gain benefit from Lees' writings will find similar material within the
books that this company plans to publish.
Withey Gull and Robert James Lees
Brief biographical article from the BBC Essex website.
24 Hour Museum
Numerous relevant articles and links to assist in historical
research. A major portal for all who work in the field of
history, archive management and museums.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The official site
of the Arthur Conan Doyle Society.
Jack The Ripper
comprehensive site on the web devoted to the Whitechapel Murders and
`Jack the Ripper’. You will need to register your details in order to
use the site's extensive facilities.
ASH, The Association of
Spiritualists and Healers
Affiliated to UK Healers, this site has been
redesigned recently, and serves as a link to a number of spiritualist
and healing organisations and individuals in the United Kingdom.
Tributes, Quotations and Meditations
A fascinating site
with a link to this one. Click on `Tributes ', and then on `Robert James Lees' to
read Linda's comments.
British Clairvoyant Academy
The home pages of
the BCA (British Clairvoyant Academy) and the site for UK mediums Craig
and Jane Hamilton-Parker. A major paranormal resource.
A site that
considers incidents of near-death experiences, including the writings of
Robert James Lees.
BBC Radio Leicester
The BBC’s news and
information site for Leicestershire, England. (Lees was born in
Leicestershire in 1849 and died in Leicester in 1931).
A new site for a venerable and valuable
society. "We stand for protecting and preserving all that is best
in the heritage of Leicester and improving the environment for the
present and future generations".
Contains the results of
the 1901 census for England and Wales. The ideal and obvious site
for anyone researching ancestors or wishing to find out who lived
at a particular address in 1901.
The pictures of photographer Robert Boursnell with a biography and
self-portrait. See also our Images section.
Peter Underwood has
included material on Robert James Lees in his books on Jack the Ripper
and Queen Victoria. These are both highly recommended. This is his
personal site reflecting his long and varied experience of psychic
Hotel, St Ives
The owner of The
Porthminster Hotel in St Ives angered the Temperance Movement at the
time Lees lived in the resort. As a consequence, Lees knew this building
well, but never patronised it.
Arthur Conan Doyle,
Hydesville and the Cottingley Fairies
overview of Arthur Conan-Doyle's stance on the Hydesville Rappings and the
Cottingley Fairies incidents.
A useful site for
finding second hand copies of books by Robert James Lees. Just enter his
name in the author box and press return.
Spiritualist National Union
National Union is the United Kingdom's largest spiritualist organisation,
founded at the beginning of the 19th century. The contents of Lees'
study was transferred to their headquarters after his death in 1931, and
is maintained today as part of their museum.
Alfred Russel Wallace
A site devoted to
Alfred Russel Wallace, philosopher and spiritualist, near contemporary of
Lees, and one-time schoolmaster in Leicester.
Sara Douglass (aka
Sara Warneke) is a top-selling novelist in Australia, and a great
grand-daughter of Robert James Lees.
And yet more - an interview with the novelist including a reference to
Robert James Lees.
The Noah's Ark
The Noah's Ark
Society, a worldwide educational society for the promotion, development
and safe practice of physical mediumship (and based in the English East
A gateway to
numerous paranormal sites.
Paranormal related news, books and web resources.
A comprehensive and
broadly-based site for those who wish to enquire further into psychic
organisations and practitioners in the United Kingdom.
A UK website offering "professional, confidential psychic readings
offering you guidance and direction for your life". Charges apply.
One of the finest sites covering the history and heritage of Leicester.