Random History

Historic Hanutings

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Everyone loves a good ghost story, this much is true. They chill you to your core and more often than not, make your hairs stand on end. But what do we love more than a…

Historical Etsy

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Ever been on Etsy? NO! Really? That’s crazy. Etsy brings you the very best handmade and vintage supplies, made by real people! And there is a myriad of historical themed stuff to purchase. Here at the…

Villanous Vixens

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We often hear about villains in Medieval and Renaissance history, for example, King John, Edward the Black Prince and Cesare Borgia. But where are the stories about naughty women? Were there villainous women during the…

Animals Of London’s Past

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Visualise London animals today and you may only think of the Tower ravens, the horses of the Household Cavalry and urban foxes, but the animals of London past were conspicuous and affected the city’s economic,…

Crowning A Queen

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There had never been a regnant queen in England before 1553, when Mary I ascended to the throne following the death of her younger brother Edward VI. After the death of our flame-haired monarch, Elizabeth…

Boston: The Athens of America

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Boston: Athens of AmericaThe comparison to Athens might be a little far-fetched, but for America, Boston is as old as it gets. The epicenter of the American Revolution, Boston, Massachusetts is the gateway to where the Old…

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,…

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….

Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick

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Situated just off the main through road in Warwick, which many a person will walk or drive past each day, sits a wonderful little place. Passers-by often comment on what a pretty building it seems…

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…