Top History Podcasts – Take Two

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 subject they’re interested in. I…

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A History Travel Guide to York

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 terms of meeting history friends…

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7 Period Horror Films to Watch this Halloween

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 footsteps upstairs while you were…

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Hardwick Hall – More Glass than Wall

In the midst of the Derbyshire Hills lies an extraordinary house built by an extraordinary woman. It was a marvel of its age – a true prodigy house (a large and showy country English country house built by a courtier or wealth family). It is as legendary as its creator. Hardwick Hall was built by…

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Historygram – The Best Accounts for Historical Portraits

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 of someone who lived hundreds…

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