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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Review – Uncrowned Queen by Nicola Tallis

is the first comprehensive biography about Margaret Beaufort – mother of Henry VII and the Tudor dynasty – in 30 years. It would be an understatement to say I was more than a little excited when I found out this remarkable lady was to have her story retold for a whole new generation. Why? Well,…

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Coughton Court – Home of Catholic Conspiracies

I’m guessing you may not have heard of Coughton Court. But this delightful and overlooked historic property in Warwickshire has played host to some important moments from English history – for all the wrong reasons! Who lived at Coughton Court? Coughton Court is home to the Thockmorton family. If you’re a bit of a Tudor…

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