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
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
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
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
I'm starting off my Costume Wars series with a bang! Many would say the Victorian and Edwardian eras were similar. They were consecutive eras of British history, together encompassing almost a decade. However, differences in the attitudes of these eras can be seen through trends in fashion. This post will go through some of the … Continue reading V: Costume Wars – Victorian vs. Edwardian
Perhaps one of the most prolific monarchs of history, Mary Queen of Scots definitely didn't have the best life. Although becoming Queen at 6 days old may seem like a child's dream, Mary's turbulent life was cut short when she was executed by her cousin Elizabeth I in 1587. Was this because of poor decisions … Continue reading IV: Mary, Queen of Bad Decisions
If you are reading this, then hello and welcome to my new blog - The Historical Hub. My name is Lucinda and I'm currently studying towards a BA Honours degree in History in the UK (what gave it away?). I've created this blog now because 1) I've got a little more time on my hands … Continue reading I: An introduction.