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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, […]

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 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 […]

Vintage Royal Reads

Vintage Royal Reads

I am really trying to limit the number of physical books I purchase- as I’m hoping to move in 3 years, I really can’t move all of my books across the ocean! I either try to borrow them from the library, buy an e-book, or […]

More History!

More History!

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I have some wonderful news related to the blog. After quite a bit of thinking and pondering, I have decided to make An Historian About Town more focused on history. While the blog won’t solely look at history, it will […]

October 2018 Upcoming History Books

October 2018 Upcoming History Books

I am quite excited to start a new monthly series here today! While the name of my blog already implies it, for those of you who don’t know, I am trained as an historian. Although I’m not currently working in the field, I am still […]

Gift Guide for Historians and History Lovers

Gift Guide for Historians and History Lovers

As my blog title would imply, I am an historian by training. As you could imagine, that means that I adore all things related to history. Obviously, I have more history books than any one  person should, but there are also far more creative ways […]