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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

Time Travel in Shropshire

Time Travel in Shropshire
For all those who like to immerse themselves in history and get a real sense of what life was like hundreds of years ago, Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow in Shropshire, UK, is a fabulous place to visit.It's a step back in time being largely as it was when built in the 13th Century by Lawrence of Ludlow, a successful Wool Trader. We w...

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House History - How and where to start your research!

House History - How and where to start your research!
Do you know the history of where you live? The history of the house you now occupy? Would you like to but don't know where to start? Then, read on.........​So, how and where do you get started? I'm going to go out on a whim here and assume that you've already 'googled' your house.But! After that, here are 6 things to d...

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Was Sir Christopher Wren the Steve Jobs of the 17th century?

Was Sir Christopher Wren the Steve Jobs of the 17th century?
 By Hannah SilvermanFind out about our guest blogger at the end of this article. You can follow her on Instagram @Silvers_screen Pick a London landmark and there's a good chance you can link it to Sir Christopher Wren. From St Paul's Cathedral to Hampton Court, Wren's name is attached to more 17th century buildings than Steve Jobs ...
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History Masterclass - Are there lessons to be learned from history?

History Masterclass - Are there lessons to be learned from history?
Last week I was excited to find an email in my inbox from Dr Sam Willis letting me know about a new initiative he, and fellow historian and broadcaster Suzannah Lipscomb, had begun called The History Masterclass. So, this Wednesday I headed down to London and to the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall to join in on the 'Lessons of History' event with D...
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Spotlight on Dunster Castle

Spotlight on Dunster Castle
"History, scenery and some grisly goings on! " by Author A castle has graced the hill at Dunster for over 1000 years. It has developed and adapted to the times, each time leaving part of its past intact. Incredibly it was held by the same family, the Luttrells, for 600 years until the final occupant moved out in 1976.The castle is bea...

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