The Future of Historical Sources – The Meme?

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 it was a code worthy…

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Historygram – The History Ladies Currently Killing It

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 one characteristic – they are all…

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My Top 8 Welsh Churches

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 has resulted in Wales maintaining…

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My Top History Podcasts

I do A LOT of travelling with my job. Sometimes I feel like I’m constantly on the road. As you can imagine, it gets a tad boring after a while. There’s only so many times you can listen to Taylor Swift on Radio One during a two hour drive without wanting to gouge your eyes out. That’s…

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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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The Church With The Hidden Treasure – St Anno’s Church, Llananno

If you live in Wales, there is a good chance you have passed this treasure chest of a church and not even realised. On the A483 between Llandrindod Wells and Newtown the small church of Llananno sits in isolation, hidden in a small dip of the valley next to the River Ithon. It has almost been…

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