Hisdoryan – About Me

Hi! My name is Claire, but you can call me Dory (like all my best friends do). Or, the Hisdoryan.


My name is Claire and I’m a 30-something history blogger that lives in the darkest depths of rural Mid Wales.

You’ll mostly find me either travelling the country on one of my historical adventures, guidebook in one hand and my trusty Olympus Pen in the other, or at home by the fire reading the latest historical book (especially if its raining – it does that a lot here in Wales).

You’ll find posts on this blog about a wide range of historical topics that I love. There are also posts about my historical adventures and – being the proud Welsh woman that I am – posts about the history of my homeland Wales.

I also like to write about what I call ‘history in the digital age’. History doesn’t just belong in books anymore. There’s a growing community of both professional and amateur historians using social media to tell important stories from history. Twitterstorians regularly debate hot topics on Twitter, and my popular series of Historygram posts highlights the best historians using Insta to show off their work and research.


Since starting this blog six months ago I have been lucky to work with some brands that create INCREDIBLE historical products, such as Pen and Sword Books and Tudor Times Shop. As you can imagine, being a history blogger kinda limits the number of companies you can work with.  I am always on the look out for opportunities to work with people who love history as much as I do (check out my latest Hisdoryan Media Kit here).

I can’t wait for you to have a look around, to read the blog and come and chat to me on Twitter or Facebook about them. Or if you’re a visual kind of person you can follow me on Insta, where you can also join me on my historical adventures via my Insta stories.

If you’re a fellow history blogger, then why not check out the History Bloggers Promotion Group on Facebook? Its a great place to connect with like-minded bloggers.

Work with me!

If you’re interested in being featured on the Hisdoryan blog, want to collaborate or there’s a historical topic you want me to tackle please contact me on social media or by email on hisdoryan@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

The Legal Stuff…

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