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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So, Princess Eugenie surprised us all and went for the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara!  Well, when you have so many royal tiaras to chose from – what’s a girl to do?! #firstworldproblems As we all know a girl can never have enough diamonds. That’s one of the reasons why, when…

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With the wedding of Princess Eugenie and her fiance Jack Brooksbank merely days away, its no surprise that magazines are wildly speculating about what the blushing bride will wear, including on her head. Yes, I too have fallen pray to tiara mania. While reviewing the many royal tiaras that Eugenie…

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When I was in my final year studying History I completed a module all about Georgian satirical cartoons as primary historical sources. I was immediately hooked by the lively work of Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruickshank and their friends. I spent happy hours pouring over their cartoons, deciphering the complex symbolism as if…

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Wales is a country full of chapels and churches. Our places of worship are often sited in wild, remote, sacred and utterly beautiful landscapes, much like their Celtic Christian ancestors. Throughout my study of Welsh History at university, it became clear to me that this ‘remoteness’ and being on the periphery of England…

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