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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I’ve always loved historical portraits. I think it comes from the fact I love royal history, and you can’t really study monarchs without considering the images they portrayed in their propaganda-esque portraits (just think of Elizabeth I).  I also find it totally fascinating you can practically stare into the eyes…

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So far in my series of Historygram posts, I’ve featured the best Instagram accounts out there for historical architecture, medieval manuscripts, church crawling, museums and fashion history. This week’s blog post is dedicated to some of the accounts I love but are hard to categorize. However, they do all share…

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We all love a bit of property porn, don’t we? Staring at pictures of houses we couldn’t afford in a million years, or that belong to a totally different time or place. Luckily for architecture addicts like me, Instagram is a great portal to get an insight into these types…

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In the battle of e-reader versus book, I will choose book every single time. In my eyes, nothing can beat the thrill of the turn of the page. Books are things of beauty and creators of worlds, and e-readers just cannot compete with the untangible magic that the written word possesses.…

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