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), […]

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.

‘Your Servant Sir what news from Tripoli?!’: A Coffeehouse Tour in London

I jumped at the opportunity to go on a tour dedicated to London’s seventeenth and eighteenth century coffeehouses. Dr. Matthew Green was once again at the helm of this tour, a fun, two hour, caffeine-fest in central London.

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution Exhibit at the National Maritime Museum

A great way to celebrate Samuel Pepys birthday! Visit the National Maritime Museum to catch the final month of their exhibit on this famous London diarist, Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution.

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!

5 Frightening Reads for Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner so here are some ghoulish books to get your into the spooky spirit!

Places to See: Hogarth House

Looking for a place to visit while in London but don’t have a lot of time? Visit Hogarth House. The home of famed English satirist, painter and engraver, William Hogarth.

Female barrenness, bodily access and aromatic treatments in seventeenth-century England

Across the seventeenth century medical self-help manuals noted that aromatic substances were a suitable remedy for female barrenness.

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