The Kelpies

As a new monument I’ve questioned whether The Kelpies should be on my history blog. But working on the premise that yesterday is history and indeed, in twenty years’ time this monument should still be drawing visitors, it’s made the cut. The Kelpies are a landmark feature of The Helix Environmental Regeneration Scheme on the Forth and Clyde Canal near Falkirk, Scotland. Designed by sculptor … Continue reading The Kelpies

Sourcing History for Blogging: Six Months of History Trips

In June 2016 I started my history blog with a lot of enthusiasm, unfortunately by early August my enthusiasm fizzled out. I had planned to write about my visits to stately homes and other historic sites, but instead I edited a 2013 university paper on accused 19th century poisoner, Eliza Fenning, posted it to my blog and forgot about writing – except for one article … Continue reading Sourcing History for Blogging: Six Months of History Trips

Fashion Museum: A History of Fashion in 100 Objects – Part Three

I visited Bath Fashion Museum recently, specifically to see their special exhibition at the Fashion Museum, Royal Women: Public Life, Personal Style that you can read about here. In this third post I will once again showcase their ‘treasures’. In ‘Part One’ I focused on items that the museum displayed from before the nineteenth century, in ‘Part Two’ I looked at fashions from the end of the eighteenth … Continue reading Fashion Museum: A History of Fashion in 100 Objects – Part Three

Fashion Museum: A History of Fashion in 100 Objects – Part Two

I had the pleasure of visiting Bath Fashion Museum recently. In this second post I will once again showcase their ‘treasures’. In ‘Part One’ I focused on items that the museum displayed from before the nineteenth century in ‘Part Two’ I will take you on a fashion journey from the end of the eighteenth century through the nineteenth century. You can read my earlier post … Continue reading Fashion Museum: A History of Fashion in 100 Objects – Part Two

Fashion Museum: A History of Fashion in 100 Objects – Part One

I had the pleasure of visiting Bath Fashion Museum recently. In this post I’m going to share some of my photographs of the ‘treasures’ of the Fashion Museum. You can read my earlier post on the special exhibition at the Fashion Museum, Royal Women: Public Life, Personal Style here. Once again, a darkened exhibition with lighting reflecting off information boards on the opposite exhibition case caused … Continue reading Fashion Museum: A History of Fashion in 100 Objects – Part One

The Many Ways to Consume History

History as entertainment can be consumed without you knowing it. The popularity of historical dramas, Downton Abbey, Jamaica Inn, Jamestown, The Crown and Victoria, to name a few, help educate the public, albeit passively, and at the risk of the odd inaccuracy if an historical advisor has not been consulted. Traditionally, history was consumed through reading text books and learning dates by rote – I … Continue reading The Many Ways to Consume History