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Blood Will Tell by Kyra Cornelius Kramer

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I’m going to be honest: I am interested in the theory behind this book. But in terms of reading 300+ pages exploring the medical explanations of a person’s god awful behaviour, the idea really didn’t float my…

Interview With A #HistoryHater

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If you are reading this then you either a) love history or b) have found us on StumbleUpon and are questioning how you got this far..? Either way, you would never say you hated history,…

A London Tour In Tube Posters

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Some say living in London is a curse. Some say it is a gift. With it’s rich history, I go with the latter. No matter where you turn, there is a story to be told…

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Burial Rites

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On a warm August day we descended into the depths of the Thames Tunnel at the Brunel Museum for an evening in ‘Iceland’; the setting of Hannah Kent’s début novel, Burial Rites.  Source: All photos © ive.readthat.com Rather than…

Court Gossip On The Front Page

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No matter how much time passes people will always love a little bit of gossip. I would bet my bottom dollar that back in the day people would be glad of a weekly glossy to…

100 Years of Bridal Fashion

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All girls dream of their wedding; the man, the flowers, the venue…the dress! At one point or another members of your family will have witnessed the sleek and simple phase, 10ft veils and voluptuous meringues….

Why You Should Visit Chatsworth

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If you haven’t visited Chatsworth House before, you are missing out. Set against a backdrop of stunning countryside in idyllic Derbyshire, Chatsworth is a beacon of decadence, a symbol of wealth and fashion. And it…

Historical Misconceptions Part II

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It turns out our first post on the subject was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to historical misconceptions. Here are 8 more myths we are here to bust… 1. Back In The Day,…

History…As Told By Lego

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I loved Lego as a kid. Who didn’t! And I couldn’t think of a more fun way for people to learn about some great historical figures, than through little pieces of plastic. Beware…not suitable for…

Badass History Boys

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As the saying goes, you can’t live with them and you can’t live without them! One thing’s for sure, the pages of history would be far duller if these brave, and sometimes naughty, boys hadn’t…