XII: My favourite Scottish castles

I love Scotland SO MUCH. I've only been twice, but I'm hopefully going back this summer. I find there is so much history there that often gets overlooked and bunched in with 'British history'. I love touring castles and monuments when I visit, so I thought I'd share my favourites with you! Stirling Castle Stirling … Continue reading XII: My favourite Scottish castles

VI: Cavaliers vs. Roundheads

Hi all, In today's post I will be discussing the differences between the Cavaliers and Roundheads (also known as the Parliamentarians). They were opposing parties in the English Civil War, so of course they had different ideas of how they thought England should have been ruled. The Cavaliers fought for King Charles I, while the … Continue reading VI: Cavaliers vs. Roundheads

V: Harry Selfridge, Thank You

Today, I wanted to do something a little different. As a 20 year old female who has a (small) disposable income, it's obvious I like a little bit of retail therapy every now and then. One of the main people we can thank for that is Harry Selfridge (do you recognise the surname?). He founded … Continue reading V: Harry Selfridge, Thank You

IX: English Myths and Legends

Hi everyone, in today's post I will be discussing some of the most popular myths and legends throughout English history. I have listed below five of my favourites and included a few facts about each one. Let me know which one you like the most and why! Also, let me know if I have missed … Continue reading IX: English Myths and Legends

VIII: Costume Wars – Tudor vs. Stuart

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I thought I would do a continuation on my Costume Wars series - I really enjoyed researching my last post on this subject so I thought I would try some other eras! Today it will be the Tudors vs. Stuarts, which encompasses almost 250 years of British … Continue reading VIII: Costume Wars – Tudor vs. Stuart

VII: Humoral Theory in Early Modern Europe

During the Early Modern period, physicians trained in 'learned medicine' - often the works attributed to the Greek physician Hippocrates. Many used Hippocrates' (and later, Galen's) theory of the Humours to explain what was happening to their bodies when they got ill. This post will go through exactly what humoral theory was, and some of … Continue reading VII: Humoral Theory in Early Modern Europe

VI: Right or Wrong – The Victorian Workhouse

In today's post, I'll be discussing the Victorian workhouse and how it affected society. The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1832 introduced a 'new' Poor Law - which ceased relief to the able-bodied poor and allocated funds for the construction of workhouses across the country. As you can imagine, there were pros and cons to … Continue reading VI: Right or Wrong – The Victorian Workhouse