AD – Plymouth Gin – The Oldest Gin Distillery in the UK

Britain is most definitely in the grips of a Gin Craze – but it isn’t our first one! Back in the late 17th Century, the Dutch drink known as genever became incredibly popular when William III expressed a fondness for it (yes, celebrity endorsements were a thing even then!) I recently visited Plymouth with Future…

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AD – Exploring Plymouth’s Mayflower History with Future Inns

On the 16th of September 1620, the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth with 120 passengers. Their destination was America. Little did they know that their journey would go on to become a seminal moment in the history of that nation. 2020 is the 400th anniversary of this historic journey. To celebrate, Future Inns UK kindly invited me…

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10 Period Drama Films to Watch This International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a chance to champion women’s rights and celebrate womanhood in general, including those that have gone before. At the same time, with the rise in popularity of Women’s History, 2020 is turning into a strong year for female-led period dramas. So why not spend International Women’s Day taking…

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Look Up London – International Women’s Day Walks

REBELS, SAINTS AND SINNERS, MISTRESSES, QUEENS AND GODDESSES As International Women’s Day approaches, one of the most inventive and absorbing walking tour guides is inviting Londoners and London visitors to celebrate the city’s women. From 3- 8 March 2020, the week leading up to International Women’s Day, Look Up London will bring people closer to…

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The Most Instagrammable Museum in London – The Wallace Collection

In the world of history blogging, I am always on the look out for the next historical photo opportunity. And I was lucky enough to recently discover the most Instagrammable museum in London. The Wallace Collection is quickly becoming the museum du jour – and its largely down to its aesthetic. Think silk wallpaper, velvet…

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Review – British Baroque at Tate Britain

Us British aren’t exactly known for being a flamboyant and outgoing people. So when the Tate announced a new exhibition devoted to British Baroque – that short lived but extravagant art and architectural style – I was intrigued. What exactly is British Baroque I hear you ask? Well, have you ever been to Blenheim Palace…

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Guest Post – An Historical Travel Guide to Raby Castle

Regular Hisdoryan followers will know I’m all about community and supporting my fellow History Girls – so I’m really pleased I’m able to feature a guest post from Kayla, the lovely lady behind A Regency Girl. A Regency Girl is a history themed travel blog for period drama fans and historical fiction readers. I get…

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