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History is waiting for you

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Like many a good thing, Puy du Fou really does gets better with age. I last visited two years ago, and although it blew my historical socks off I wasn’t emotionally invested. Fast-forward to my…

Game Of Thrones: On Location

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BEWARE: SPOILERS! You have to love Game Of Thrones. You know, that show that everyone has been fawning over?! OK, OK. So I know it’s mythical and not necessarily historical, but whatever! Written by a…

The Museum of Witchcraft

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When I was 10 years old, we visited a small fishing village called Boscastle, that would later become ‘famous’ for the devastating floods of 2004. At this time it was known only as a windy,…

Finding Victorian Manchester

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Take a walk around the Manchester of 2013 and behold a 21st Century city; skyscrapers and sleek, glass shop fronts galore. But look beyond the modern facade and you will find evidence of the origins…

London: Off The Beaten Track

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It was my birthday recently, and as I had taken Annabelle on a historical tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon and Warwick for hers, she decided to take me out for a surprise ‘day of revelry’ in the…

GUYS CLIFFE, Warwick

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We’ve all heard tragic historical love stories. Lovers torn apart by warring families a la Romeo and Juliet, the dramatic tale of Cleopatra and Marc Antony and the royal love story of Queen Victoria and…