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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Britain is a nation with one foot stuck firmly in the past. You only have to look at this year’s frenzy about Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding to know that – even though its the 21st Century – we still love our Royal Family and the lashings of tradition…

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For most people October the 31st means one thing – Halloween. However, it would be a bit silly to assume that throughout history nothing else happened on this date. On October the 31st 1942 Mount Rushmore was completed; on October the 31st 1922 Mussolini was made Prime Minister of Italy;…

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Halloween – possibly my favourite holiday  of the year (excuse the Americanism). I’ve always had a bit of an interest in the otherworldly – in ghosts, witches and the paranormal. My childhood home was an 18th Century farmhouse where things always seemed to go missing and  where you would hear…

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