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Ferrara Day 2 – Botanical Gardens, Museo della Cattedrale & Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Ferrara

Day 2 didn’t begin so well. After a night of constant hypos (low blood sugars) I woke feeling like death and couldn’t face eating breakfast. Once the other half had eaten though and I managed to get up and about … Continue reading

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Ferrara Day 1 – Castello Estensi, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale and Corpus Domini

The city of Ferrara is somewhere I have wanted to visit for a long time given it’s connection to both Girolamo Savonarola and Lucrezia Borgia. The city itself has a long and varied history but is best known for the … Continue reading

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On This Day In History – May 19th 1536 – Anne Boleyn is Executed

May 19th 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn, who had been arrested and tried for the crimes of incest and treason, was executed at the Tower of London. I’ve been quite open about my Tudor Burnout, however Anne Boleyn was one … Continue reading

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Why I chose to write about the Anglo – Saxon period – by Matthew Harffy

Today I am absolutely thrilled to have Matthew Harffy on the blog for the first date of his blog tour, to celebrate the paperback release of his fantastic novel “Killer of Kings” – I’m currently reading this book and let … Continue reading

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[Review] The Darksome Bounds of a Failing World by Gareth Russell

When the ship of dreams sank, so did the Edwardian era. In this original and meticulously-researched narrative history, Gareth Russell considers the real story of the┬áTitanic, and the seismic shift of modernity the 1910s have come to mark in the … Continue reading

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