The British Museum

Today I turned twenty-one and celebrated the milestone in London! I visited the British Museum, Waterstones (of course) and went out for pizza and raspberry Prosecco (what a combination). The city is lovely but so busy! My anxiety often makes me feel claustrophobic around lots of people, however my excitement today overruled that. It was […]

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Reads for the Aspiring Historian

If I drew a pie chart of my heart, history would cover a large chunk. I am obsessed with historical documentaries, and love reading non-fiction. At the moment, I prefer it to reading fiction because I love expanding my knowledge while reading. Also, it’s so interesting! While I’ve always wanted to be a writer, there’s […]

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Myth and the Romanovs

In the early hours of the morning on 17 July 1918, in the basement of Ipatiev House, bullets sprayed into the family of Tsar Nicholas II. Their brutal murder marked the end of the 300-year-old Romanov dynasty. One-hundred years on from the killing of Nicholas, Alexandra, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexei, their story is […]

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The Mystery of Stone Circles

This semester at university I’ve been studying Medieval Europe. More specifically and strangely, I’ve been looking at the emphasis on the supernatural in the Middle Ages. For my final essay, I’m exploring how the spread of Christianity ended ancient burial practices. In fact, I should be writing that essay right now. While searching for sources and […]

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