Pristine Presteigne

Picture the scene – pink roses rambling around the cottage door, local residents on the way to church, timber framed shops lining once-medieval streets. Sounds like the picture postcard perfect English town scene doesn’t it? Only this town is in Wales. Welcome to Presteigne. Presteigne is in modern-day Powys, but literally straddles the England – Wales…

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Historygram – The Top Accounts to Follow for Medieval Manuscripts

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. It is for the same reasons that…

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Saint Fagans National Museum of History – Part 2

Welcome back to the second part of my blog post about fabulous Saint Fagans – the UK’s first ever open-air museum, situated near Cardiff in Wales. The first blog post featured my personal favourites out of the wonderful collection of shops, industrial buildings and places of worship you can explore at Saint Fagans. I would…

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The Welsh in America – American Presidents of Welsh Descent

For such a small country, Wales has certainly punched above its weight in terms of its contribution to one of the most powerful nations of the modern era – you could even call it our most successful colony! In the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries large numbers of Welsh settlers made their way to ‘the…

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