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History Bite: Georgian and Victorian Christmas Traditions

History Bite: Georgian and Victorian Christmas Traditions

Although the British monarchy tends to claim a direct line back to William the Conqueror, it is quite a meandering line. It takes you through some very different dynasties, who each have their traditions. Last week we quickly looked at Tudor and Stuart Christmas traditions, […]

The 5 Best History Books to Gift! (Blogmas 2018)

The 5 Best History Books to Gift! (Blogmas 2018)

I have already shared my gift guide for historians and history buffs, but I have had quite a few more requests specifically for history books that people can give as a gift. Although my voracious reading habit can sometimes be a pain (there is never enough […]

History Bite: Tudor and Stuart Christmas Traditions

History Bite: Tudor and Stuart Christmas Traditions

Due to quite a few requests, I will be covering royal Christmas traditions for the month of December in my History Bites! These in no way will be in depth studies but rather a brief overview of each dynasties notable Christmas and holiday traditions. This […]

History Bite: Jameson’s Whiskey Washbacks

History Bite: Jameson’s Whiskey Washbacks

If I learned nothing else from living in Dublin for a year, it is that the Jameson’s Bow St. Distillery Tour is far superior to the Guinness Distillery tour. (I learned a lot more than that, I would like to think I learned something in my […]

An Historian’s 2019 London History Plans

An Historian’s 2019 London History Plans

I don’t think that anyone will be shocked to read that the large majority of my trip will be related to history. Fashion history, royal history, architectural history, all kinds of history, and that is the way I like it! It may bore some people, […]

History Bite: The Tradition of Christmas Trees?

History Bite: The Tradition of Christmas Trees?

Welcome to History Bites! On Wednesdays I will be sharing a quick bite of history- it could be a person, a place, an event, or something that quickly peaks your interest. My hope is to make history more accessible, and feel a little bit less […]

The History of The Nutcracker

The History of The Nutcracker

I thought that this year I would dig a little deeper into the history of one of my favourite Christmas traditions, going to see The Nutcracker! The Nutcracker plays a big role in many people’s holiday seasons, and depending on the city you live in, you may […]

History of Christmas Books

History of Christmas Books

Today’s post is a quick intro to a few of the historical sources I like to use for my history of Christmas posts and research. What I love about the history of Christmas is that it is very approachable and quite often uses cultural and […]

Reading the Book Behind the Movie

Reading the Book Behind the Movie

Every year, there are a handful of movies released that are based on books. We see countless listicles of “Books You Should Read Before Seeing the Movie” all over our Facebook pages, and booksellers everywhere urge us to read the books on our screens. As […]

Keeping Up With History, Postgrad

Keeping Up With History, Postgrad

For anyone interested in history, you will spend your free time reading books, watching documentaries, and planning trips. However, if you are like me and are primarily interested in the history of places that are quite far, you can be limited in your access. This […]