The Best Exhibitions To Watch Out For in 2019

A new year equals a new start – and a new planner! I love filling the pages of a blank diary with my plans for the forthcoming year. Especially the exhibitions I am going to see. 2019 is no different. I already have plans in place to see several exhibitions and am lining others up….

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Celebrating Christmas at Castle Howard

I was lucky to recently visit Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, and found the treasure house decorated for Christmas. Normally, I don’t like visiting houses when special events are on because I’m one of those people who visit for the ‘pure history’. However, Christmas at Castle Howard is something different. The theme for this year is…

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Book Spotlight – The King James Men by Samantha Grosser

The King James Men by Samantha Grosser Publication Date: November 20, 2018 Sam Grosser Books eBook & Paperback; 393 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction/Christian Fiction Connected by love, divided by faith. A novel of faith, friendship, and betrayal set against the religious turbulence of 17th Century London. England 1604 Two men, once friends, have long since…

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‘A Giant Among Buildings’ – Blenheim Palace

I would go as far to say it would be criminal to visit Oxford without making a trip to nearby Blenheim Palace. The UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Blenheim Palace is home to the Dukes of Marlborough. It is also the only non-royal country house in England to hold the title of palace. It is…

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24 Hours in ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’ – Oxford Day Trip

There is something utterly magical about Oxford. It’s simply jam-packed full of history. In fact, if you’re a history buff looking for a pretty city to explore, you could do no worse than an Oxford day trip. The city is probably most famous for being the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university…

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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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