The Best Exhibitions To Watch Out For in 2019

A new year equals a new start – and a new planner! I love filling the pages of a blank diary with my plans for the forthcoming year. Especially the exhibitions I am going to see. 2019 is no different. I already have plans in place to see several exhibitions and am lining others up….

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Celebrating Christmas at Castle Howard

I was lucky to recently visit Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, and found the treasure house decorated for Christmas. Normally, I don’t like visiting houses when special events are on because I’m one of those people who visit for the ‘pure history’. However, Christmas at Castle Howard is something different. The theme for this year is…

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Christmas 2018 – Your Guide To The Best Historical TV Shows

Highlighters at the ready! Its that time of year again – the Radio Times Bumper Christmas Issue has been released and its time to plan your festive viewing. Christmas is a prime time for period dramas (bring back the Downton Abbey Christmas Special!) but there are so many more historical TV treats out there tucked…

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Book Spotlight – The King James Men by Samantha Grosser

The King James Men by Samantha Grosser Publication Date: November 20, 2018 Sam Grosser Books eBook & Paperback; 393 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction/Christian Fiction Connected by love, divided by faith. A novel of faith, friendship, and betrayal set against the religious turbulence of 17th Century London. England 1604 Two men, once friends, have long since…

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‘A Giant Among Buildings’ – Blenheim Palace

I would go as far to say it would be criminal to visit Oxford without making a trip to nearby Blenheim Palace. The UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Blenheim Palace is home to the Dukes of Marlborough. It is also the only non-royal country house in England to hold the title of palace. It is…

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Historical References in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

When creating a fantasy world, authors have to draw inspiration from somewhere. History is usually a good starting point. In creating a new world for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – a spin-off from the Harry Potter universe – J.K. Rowling is no different. However, the historical references in Fantastic Beasts are perhaps…

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24 Hours in ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’ – Oxford Day Trip

There is something utterly magical about Oxford. It’s simply jam-packed full of history. In fact, if you’re a history buff looking for a pretty city to explore, you could do no worse than an Oxford day trip. The city is probably most famous for being the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university…

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