There is something utterly magical about Oxford. It’s simply jam-packed full of history. In fact, if you’re a history buff looking for a pretty city to explore, you could do no worse than an Oxford day trip. The city is probably most famous for being the home of the University…

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Until recently, I was never much interested in the Georgian era. It was just a stop on the way from the perennially popular Tudors and Stuarts to Queen Victoria and the Industrial Revolution. But recently I have been lent one or two choice Georgian history books by friends and my…

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Nearly six million people listen to podcasts in the UK, and its growing every day. I have a couple of theories why podcasts, especially history podcasts, are gaining traction all the time. Firstly, I think the obvious reasons why people listen to podcasts is to learn something new about a…

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Earlier this year I made the decision to go – by myself – to the BBC History Weekend in York. I cannot stress how far outside my comfort zone this was. I made the decision to travel halfway across the country by myself and really put myself out there in…

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And the prize for the first ever guest blog post on Hisdoryan goes to the lovely Jess from An Historian About Town! Every once in a while you discover a blogger you just ‘get’ and who seems to be interested in all the same things as you. Jess is one…

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