Christmas · History Facts

Medieval Festivities: What was Christmas like During this Time?

Morning everyone! How you all doing? It's been fairly busy on my end, I started a new job which is going amazingly (best decision ever). I've finally decorated one of my Christmas trees (which has been up for nearly a week and not decorated), all my Christmas presents are wrapped and yeah I'm just in… Continue reading Medieval Festivities: What was Christmas like During this Time?

Castles · England · Guest Posts · History Facts · Travel

Castle Rising – Castle Review

Morning all! I hope you are having a great weekend! I'm super excited to share this guest post from the lovely Mairead (you can find out more about here in the author bio at the bottom). This post was such a pleasure to read, I've never been to Castle Rising, but it just looks absolutely… Continue reading Castle Rising – Castle Review

History Facts

What was Life like in a Medieval Castle?

Once upon a time castles were full of life, laughter and crowds of people. You would find lords, knights, servants, soldiers and entertainers inside the castle. It would have been ordered and organised, full of pomp and ceremony, but also very cold and smelly! You can probably guess that life in the early castles were… Continue reading What was Life like in a Medieval Castle?

History Facts · Travel

Revisiting Historic Places: Why Visiting the Same Place is Just as Good, if Not Better…

So last week, Luke and I revisited Calke Abbey. This is a historic house that we love and it was actually the first historic house that we visited together. I'm fairly certain that this is the house that made us fall in love with visiting historic places. It's been over a year since we visited… Continue reading Revisiting Historic Places: Why Visiting the Same Place is Just as Good, if Not Better…

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Castle Spotting: How to Spot a Castle Hidden in Plain Sight

Not all castles are big and in your face, some are actually hidden in plain sight. How you might ask? Surely everyone knows a castle when they see one... well that's not always the case. The big stone castles that are clearly visible, the famous ones that show the power and wealth that some people… Continue reading Castle Spotting: How to Spot a Castle Hidden in Plain Sight