Wolfson History Prize 2020 Blog Tour – A History of The Bible

Today the Hisdoryan blog is honoured to play host to the blog tour for the Wolfson History Prize 2020, the most valuable non-fiction writing prize in the UK. This prize recognises the best factual history writing from the past year. This year’s shortlist has a distinctly global focus, with five of the six titles exploring…

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Historygram – The Best Instagram Accounts for Welsh History

Lockdown has been a great opportunity to revisit some of the old features on the Hisdoryan blog. While reviewing my old Historygram posts, I was shocked to discover I hadn’t written about the great Welsh history Instagram accounts out there. So if you fancy touring historical Wales through the medium of social media during lockdown, follow…

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AD – Plymouth Gin – The Oldest Gin Distillery in the UK

Britain is most definitely in the grips of a Gin Craze – but it isn’t our first one! Back in the late 17th Century, the Dutch drink known as genever became incredibly popular when William III expressed a fondness for it (yes, celebrity endorsements were a thing even then!) I recently visited Plymouth with Future…

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AD – Exploring Plymouth’s Mayflower History with Future Inns

On the 16th of September 1620, the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth with 120 passengers. Their destination was America. Little did they know that their journey would go on to become a seminal moment in the history of that nation. 2020 is the 400th anniversary of this historic journey. To celebrate, Future Inns UK kindly invited me…

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