Hampton Court Celebrates 500 Years!

Hampton Court. Photo by Medievalists.net

Thinking of visiting Hampton Court? Check out this list of things to see while you’re there!

Guy Fawkes: Remember, Remember the 5th of November!

Guy Fawkes

A fun look at the story behind Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night!

Which Jane Eyre Character Are You?

Young Jane argues with her guardian Mrs. Reed of Gateshead, illustrated by F. H. Townsend

Find out which character from Jane Eyre best matches your personality!

Criminals or Celebrities?: Life and Death in a Georgian Prison

"Smugglerius". Convicted murderer, Thomas Henman (hanged, 1776) cast by Agostino Carlini.

What was it like to be a prisoner in Georgian London? At a recent London Historians gathering, I had the opportunity to listen to several papers about English prison life, old and new in, “Crime and Punishment – The Capital in the Clink”.

5 Creepy Victorian Fads

Victorian Séance

Victorians became enamoured with the occult, mediums, magic, séances and ghosts to name but a few. Here are 5 creepy things that were popular during the Victorian period.

Did Shakespeare Invent This Word Or Not?

shakespeare words

What some people may not know is that Shakespeare invented a great many common words too. Are we familiar with some of these words? L

Practical Tips from Early Modern England

ask the past archibald

Want to know how to Kiss? Or how to get slim in just 14 days? Take a look at these ten tips from Early Modern England, part of the new book Ask the Past

How Well Dost Ye Know Shakespeare’s English?

How Well Dost Ye Know Shakespeares English

Doth thee knoweth Shakespearean English?

Good Housekeeping: The Georgian Edition

A Woman Doing Laundry - Henry Robert Morland

A look at how Georgians kept house: The Housekeeping Book of Susanna Whatman 1776 – 1800.

Spot the Shakespeare: Hamlet quotes

Horatio Hamlet and the Ghost

It’s the most famous play ever staged, but how well do you know William Shakespeare’s Hamlet? Can you spot the Hamlet quote amongst the other literary greats? Will you get a perfect score? Is it to be, or not to be?

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