Book Review: Everyday Life in Tudor London

I love books about London. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, another writer falls in love with it and gets the inspiration to churn out a new chapter in this city’s unique history. While most books attempt to encompass the entire story from its Roman past to the present day (an exhausting task), […]

The Turbulent Crown: The Story of the Tudor Queens: Book Tour and Giveaway!

Tudor fans! Today, we’re hosting day 1 of Roland Hui’s Book Tour and running an international contest to give away a copy of his latest novel: The Turbulent Crown: The Story of the Tudor Queens Want a chance to win it?

Book Review: Winter: A Book for the Season by Felicity Trotman

This book couldn’t have come at a better time. Felicity Trotman has gathered some of the best stories, recipes, poems, and diary entries about the season in one fantastic book: Winter: A Book for the Season. From the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, to pieces Samuel Pepys, Charles Dickens, and Dan Runyon, this delightful collection spans across the […]

1603 AD: Shakespearean London

What kind of a place was Shakespeare’s London? We’re taking a peek into the first lecture of the series, a ‘teaser’ on London in 1603.

Fire! Fire!: New Exhibit Commemorating the Great Fire of London

As we come to the close of the week of Great Fire celebrations throughout the city, we can still learn about this incredible moment in London’s history with a visit to Fire!Fire! at the Museum of London.

Hampton Court Celebrates 500 Years!

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!

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

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

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”.

Top 10 Coffee Houses of Early Modern England

After the first coffee house popped up in London in 1652, their popularity exploded; by the early eighteenth century, there were close to 3,000 in London. Here’s a look at some of the best, the worst and the most notorious coffee houses of Early Modern England.

Places to See: Dickens Walking Tour (Borough)

This is my review of the Dickens Walking Tour (Borough).

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