Hi! My name is Claire, but you can call me Dory (like all my best friends do). Or, the Hisdoryan.
My name is Claire and I’m a 30-something history blogger that lives in the darkest depths of rural Mid Wales.
You’ll mostly find me either travelling the country on one of my historical adventures, guidebook in one hand and my trusty Olympus Pen in the other, or at home by the fire reading the latest historical book (especially if its raining – it does that a lot here in Wales).
Despite what some people may say, I think it’s okay to live in the past. Therefore, you’ll find posts on this blog aimed at helping you live in the past every single day. You can find out all about the latest history books to read and the latest period dramas to watch. You can also find the latest historical travel inspiration for when you have a spare day or two and want to travel back in time!
I also like to write about what I call ‘history in the digital age’. History doesn’t just belong in books anymore. There’s a growing community of both professional and amateur historians using social media to tell important stories from history. Twitterstorians regularly debate hot topics on Twitter, and my popular series of Historygram posts highlights the best historians using Insta to show off their work and research.
I also founded the #historygirls hashtag on Instagram, which in turn led to the account @thehistorygirls. We’re a group of like-minded female history bloggers from all over the world. We all love our different areas of history and want to share our passion for them via social media. Some of us have ‘traditional’ blogs too – you can find some of them via the History Girls page here.
2020 also sees a new project for me – The History Bookshelf. An online book club just for history lovers, where we read both factual history and historical fiction. Head on over to Facebook to join The History Bookshelf online discussion group.
Since starting this blog six months ago I have been lucky to work with some brands that create INCREDIBLE historical products, such as Pen and Sword Books, Tudor Times Shop, Amberley Publishing and The History Press. I am always on the look out for opportunities to work with people who love history as much as I do (check out my latest media kit here).
I can’t wait for you to have a look around, to read the blog and come and chat to me on Twitter or Facebook about them. Or if you’re a visual kind of person you can follow me on Insta, where you can also join me on my historical adventures via my Insta stories.
Work with me!
If you’re interested in being featured on the Hisdoryan blog, want to collaborate or there’s a historical topic you want me to tackle please contact me on social media or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you.
The Legal Stuff…
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