For the Best Days Out in History

History Blog

I don't know how our history teachers made history seem so boring because I can't stop finding fabulous stories to share with you! - Philippa Lacey Brewell

A day in Liverpool

A day in Liverpool
"Liverpool will have you captivated!" Philippa Lacey Brewell -  history travel writer at British History Tours ​Vibrant, energetic and welcoming, Liverpool is a city proud of its heritage and history (even the not so nice bits)! It is a relatively new city as far as British cities are concerned, its first significant date being 1...
Continue reading
1254 Hits

Very British historical problems: A quick review of Rob Temples's book, 'Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time'.

Very British historical problems: A quick review of Rob Temples's book, 'Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time'.

A comical look at 5, very British, Historical Problems.

If you love British culture you'll appreciate this book. It is very funny! You'll find yourself simultaneously laughing and nodding in agreement!

The chapter on historical problems is where I delved first (unsurprisingly) and found the clever humour, amusing quips and wry observations addictive.

Here are 5 of my favourite 'historical problems'.

Continue reading
840 Hits

What does Richard III owe to Shakespeare?

What does Richard III owe to Shakespeare?
What does Richard III owe to Shakespeare? Nothing? Everything? Whilst sat writing our Richard III History Travel Guide I found that, within the first line, I am referencing another famous Englishman.....Shakespeare. Why? Well, quite simply, the influence of Shakespeare's pen portrait of the King has be...

Copyright

© History Holidays Limited. Under no circumstances may this blog be reproduced, in part or full, without prior permission of British History Tours or without citing British History Tours as the course. Please direct any enquiries to Philippa at office@britishhistorytours.com

Continue reading
1021 Hits

Historical Hereford - get off the beaten track!

Historical Hereford - get off the beaten track!

​Get off the beaten track and you'll be rewarded with world famous, and not so famous, sites you'll be glad you made the effort to visit!

Copyright

© History Holidays Ltd

Continue reading
1938 Hits

The Private Lives of Saints - a review of Dr Janina Ramierez's new book

The Private Lives of Saints - a review of Dr Janina Ramierez's new book
Dr Janina Ramirez's insatiable energy and upbeat personality comes across throughout the pages of her first book; Power, Passion and Politics in Anglo-Saxon England. The Private Lives of The Saints. "Janina sets out to put these etherial characters back on Earth, which she definitely does - with a bump in some cases!" Philippa Brewell, 2015...

Copyright

© All content and images ©Philippa Brewell

Continue reading
2275 Hits