Snapshot of History: The Letter that Betrayed the Gunpowder Plot

It's the 5th November and you know what that means - it's Guy Fawkes Night! So in line with the occasion this month's history topic is all about the Gunpowder Plot. Click below to find out how the plot was discovered... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FM9OEh4mjg If videos aren't accessible to you, or they're just not your thing, you … Continue reading Snapshot of History: The Letter that Betrayed the Gunpowder Plot

Recommendation: ‘The House of Clarence’ by Alison Weir

Recently on Twitter I came across author and historian Alison Weir's kind offer to send history fans a copy of 'The House of Clarence' as a nice distraction during the UK lockdown. It's a short biography sent as a word.doc focusing on George, Duke of Clarence (brother of Edward IV and Richard III) and his … Continue reading Recommendation: ‘The House of Clarence’ by Alison Weir

Barley Hall: Excavation & Reconstruction at its Finest

York is a beautiful city full of amazing historical sites, museums, archives and libraries. It's like a history chocolate box and I'm spoiled for choice whenever I visit! From the gothic Minster to York Explore there is something for everyone, and if you decide to walk down Coffee Yard (a side street of Stonegate) you'll … Continue reading Barley Hall: Excavation & Reconstruction at its Finest