#OnThisDay in #WomenHistory Phoebe Hessel passed away at the age of 108. Hessel is best known for serving in the British Army by disguising herself as a man. She served in the West Indies and Gibraltar and was wounded in the Battle of Fontenoy. #Herstory #WomenWhoInspire #WomenInMilitary #WomenInUniform #MilitaryHistory #History #OTD #ThisDayInHistory #BritishHistory #RIP
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Scrolling back through photos and came across a Holbein painting I did a few years back to give to my sister, Millie, as a Christmas present. . She was a little historian back then. Always eager to learn about history, and was fascinated by Anne Boleyn. I'll never forget the day we went to Hampton Court. Her little grin as we walked through the very halls and corridors she had read about in her history books, excitedly reciting facts and stories that I didn't even know. Her enthusiasm was so heartwarming and I really hope that as she gets older she'll find her passion for the subject again. I miss being informed of the events, birthdays, and deaths that took place 'on this day', 'in the year ...' #anneboleyn #holbein #tudor #painting #englishhistory #britishhistory #history #henryviii #portraitureartist #que#queengland #queen #frenchhood #famousnecklace #16thcentury #1500s #1533 #1536 #elizabethtudor #sister #littlehistorian
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4 hours of sleep plus 12th century British history plus coffee before work equals a good time. #history #coffee #britishhistory #bookstagram
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I’m making slow progress with my current read (‘The Addis Ababa Massacre’, by Ian Campbell) because I’ve been extraordinarily busy, but I can’t wait to get started with this one! I’ve always been interested in the Tudor period and know virtually nothing about black people in the period, so this will be really interesting! I’ve also met Miranda Kaufmann and she seems to be very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject! 👏Has anyone read it already? I’d love to hear your thoughts about it!!📚 #literandrabooks
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Our co-founder @sweetpea_ri says... Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize and the Longman History Today Trustees' Award, this book should be on a shelf in every black persons home across the British isles. As our belonging anywhere other than Africa always seems to be up for debate, this groundbreaking and frankly massive book thoroughly explores the centuries long entanglement between the British Isles and African-descended peoples. Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, David Olusoga's text was published in late 2016 to accompany the landmark BBC Two series of the same name. Certain people will insist that being British is reserved for white people - let this book help you clap back.
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Another old citizen of Warwick looking stately in the snow #Warwick #Warwickshire #warwickcastle #castle #britain #britishwinter #snow #onegorgeousthing #britishhistory
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I woke up to snow on the hills and was thankful to have spent the night indoors. After warming up by the log fire that Gail's husband had lit for me in Caffi Alys, I left the welcoming little town of Machynlleth. The scenery was postcard perfect. Although only a few miles from the sea, the Arctic snap that had hit Britian overnight had not been stopped by the salt air. As I walked towards ABERYSTWYTH, sleet came down and the buggy carrying my amazing @ospreyeurope backpack, and I, left our tracks in it. . Another hiking angel in the seaside town of Aberystwyth had messaged me and said I was welcome to stay with her with the temperatures being so low. I was delighted! I spent an hour perched on my bag watching the sleet/snow fall as I waited for painkillers to work on the nightmareish period pains that plague me each month (made much less intense by this hike, I must say). Then I wandered across low hills and through forests. . I walked half way from Machynlleth to Aberystwyth, about ten miles, and jumped a bus for the rest of the way. I'd walk the remainder the next day but I had a bed, hot shower and fabulous company waiting for me in Aberystwyth, so I was off! . #snow #winter #makingtracks #buggy #hik#hikingbuggy #hikingbuggyinsnow #ospreyeurope #kyte66 #hikinginsnow #brrrr #thewheelsonthebuggygoroundandround #machynlleth #Wales #discoverCymru #visitWales #loveNorthWales #hiking #walking #girlswhohike #hikingchick #2500milehike #longdistancehiking #walkingthetimelineofbritain #walkingthroughhistory #lovegreatbritain #history #Britishhistory #adventure #osmaps #explorehome
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‪Congratulations to my very dear friend Natasha Faccini on the launch of Bejewelled - a brilliant publication based on her original doctoral research into men’s jewellery in Tudor Britain + published by the British Museum 👏🏽 🎊 @natasha.faccini @britishmuseum #jewellery #history #booklaunch #res#research #tudor #men #mensfashion #fashion #bejewelled #proudbffmoment #research #museum #britishhistory
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. The 'Field of Runes.' Ankerwycke Priory. Runnymede. Surrey. This solitary structure is all that remains of the ruined Benedictine convent on the small island of Ankerwyke and itself, was probably the site of the oath-swearing to the Magna Carta. The convent was founded in about 1160, right next to an ancient yew tree, itself, over 2000 years old, which must have already been there for about 1,700 years and which is still standing. The manor of Ankerwycke belonged to Richard de Montfichet, who was one of the 25 barons present at the sealing of the Charter. Historians have stated that Runnymede was a special meeting place long before Magna Carta ...Runnymede, is said to be called the 'Meadow of the Runes,' (from which the name derives)..or even more romantically: 'The field of Mystery' and 'The field of the Wise Council.' In this bewitching water meadow and alongside the River Thames...an English king was presented with the demands of 40 rebellious barons. In an effort to stave off war, King John affixed his seal to the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215 and and amazingly, the document later served as an inspiration for America’s founding fathers as a step toward a more 'modern' governance.... In Saxon times, it was known as Rune-mede, denoting a place of council where, originally, the runes would have been consulted and runes at that time had deep associations with yew trees. It's a most wonderful dreamscape and bordered by a faerie woodland. Honestly, it's one of the most magical sites I have ever have had the honour to visit. This place was once a nemeton, ( an ancient Druidic site or centre with a sacred tree)… Ankerwycke was a raised Bronze Age burial mound and would have been a nemeton long before it was a Saxon site. A nemeton was a sacred space of ancient Celtic religion, where ceremonies and rituals were held and incorporated the modern concept of a shrine or temple and a place of devotion. At one time too, there were carved, inscribed stones.. which have been reported as having been on the site. A closed coven still meets here every solstice to celebrate the passage of the sun and the passing of 'All Times'. How beautiful is that ! 🙏
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Map of the Gallipoli Peninsular. The inset shows the area of Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay. Right down the bottom circled in red is Cape Helles, this was the approaching area that the HMS Hythe sank in.
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“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof for correction and for training in righteousness that the man of God may be complete equipped for every good work.” Second Epistle to Timothy, Chapter 3, Verses 16-17 . #reenactment #his#historicalactment #historical #history #bible #newtestament #puritan #book #englishcivilwar #newmodelarmy #instagram #dailyphoto #hobby #pasttime #englishhistory #britishhistory #snow #uksnow #weddingring #gown #doublet #suit #earlymodern #earlymodernhistory
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I love the colors of the holiday season. I saw this seasonal bouquet at the market & found the pale greenery interesting🌿it actually hints to me of an oceanic plant life visual but with the red roses, dark green & white, perhaps an olden days of yore Christmas in England with the Yule log burning in the great hall on the hearth.🌲I’ve always wanted to see Christmas celebrations all over the world, every culture has their own set of traditions & I want to see all of them.but I would really love to see historic holiday festivities such as Tudor, Victorian , Regency, can you tell I have a passion for British history?;)❤️🌹#mediterraneanrose #writer #traveler #artistic #historic #britishhistory #flowers #christmas #holidayseason #flowerlovers #bouquet #photographer #nofilter #horticulture #botanical #wanderlust #myhappyplace
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On this day in 1955 Christopher Cockrell patented his desgns for a hovercraft. Although it would still take a few year's to fully develop. Pictured is the Hover travel service that runs between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, Founded in 1965 this is the worlds oldest hovercraft service. #onthisday #britishhistory
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In November, Britain celebrates the poppy appeal where they commemorate and support veterans of past and present. While it was great seeing people support their veterans, it was eye opening watching Irish people mock the poppy appeal due to their conflicting history with Britain. There’s always two sides to a story.
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#bel#bellamuffinay She’ll chew it on the beaches, she’ll chew it on the landing grounds, she’ll chew it in the fields and in the streets. #bellamuffin doing her best Winston . . . . #winstonchurchill #winstonchurchillimpression #chi#chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahua #petstagram #dogsofinstagram #historical #britishhistory #dogsinpubs #chewtoys #sundays
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"Tae the lairds i' convention t'was Claverhouse spoke E'er the Kings crown go down, there are crowns to be broke Then each cavalier who loves honour and me Let him follow the bonnet o' bonnie Dundee..." A work in progress, a miniature of John Claverhouse, the beloved Bonnie Dundee. John Graham of Claverhouse, 1st Viscount Dundee (c. 21 July 1648 – 27 July 1689), known as the 7th Laird of Claverhouse until raised to the viscountcy in 1688, was a Scottish soldier and nobleman, a Tory and an Episcopalian. Claverhouse was responsible for policing south-west Scotland during and after the religious unrest and rebellion of the 1670s/80s. • • • #history #historicalfigures #historygram #historyrocks #17thcentury #1600s #instahistory
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The Return of Trajan. A statue of Roman #emperor Trajan in front of the London Wall near Tower Hill station, London (Praktica Nova ii - Carl Zeiss Jena DDR 50mm/2.8 Tessar - Kodacolor 200 film) #roman #romans #sta#statue> #imperialism #trajan #historyofengland #barbarian #statue #emperortrajan #noedit #praktica #Kodacolor #closeup #londonwall #londonist #vintagelens #manualfocus #cityoflondon #film35mm #britishhistory #towerhill
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London’s 1st #turban wearing #MasterBuilder honoured to meet the iconic @@tan_dhesi_mp , the 1st turban wearing MP in #BritishHistory at the launch of the #FMB report on the #housingCrisis @ #HouseOfLords with @sajidjavidmp
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"The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.” A quote from the beloved Enid Blyton who stayed here at Seckford Hall and gained inspiration from the haunted rooms, secret passageways and sprawling gardens. #mondaymotivation #history #escapetothecountry #seckfordhall #englishhistory #woodbridge #suffolk #suffolkhistory #suffolkhotel #historybuff #enidblyton #britishauthor #britishhistory
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Congratulations to Gary Oldman on his Best Actor #GoldenGlobes nomination for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in #DarkestHour! See sets from the movie in our new exhibit, Their Finest Hours: Winston Churchill and The Queen Mary and watch this incredible film, now playing in select theaters and everywhere December 22. 🚢 #QMChurchill
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Such an interesting & moving place. Deeply moved to see part of the Twin Towers and fascinated by the British & American aviation exhibits. A wonderful place ❤️🇬🇧🇺🇸#imperialwarmuseumduxford #duxford #aviation #history #twintowers #memorial #americanhistory #britishhistory #military #militaryhistory #raf #dayout #iwm #imperialwarmuseum #911memorial
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My dad used to clean boats here on the weekends when I was a kid. Now, here I am to pick up boxes of items that belonged to Admiral Lord Nelson and Emma, Lady Hamilton. Funny how things work, huh?
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Home improvements medieval style. #haddonhall #castle #britishhistory #englishhistory
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Dealer Michael has been in to restock with a great range of coins, both antique & vintage. #coins #coincollector #shillings #decimalcurrency #history #britishhistory #vintage #antique #antiqueshop #gifts #giftideas #uppingham
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A rare engraving of ‘Canterbury’s Magna Carta’ of 1215 has been saved for the Kent city after it appeared in a sale at @thecanterburyauctiongalleries . For more on the story visit our website (link in bio). . . . . . . . . . . #artandantiques #magnacarta #canterbury #auction #ant#antiquesauction #kenthistory #britishhistory #englishhistory #antiques
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The British Museum in Bloomsbury is a must-see during your stay 🇬🇧 Explore the vast collections of world art and artefacts with this free day out! 👍 #staymerino #london #londoner #londonpop #londontown #londoncity #londonlife #londonist #luxury #travel #instatravel #travelgram #tourist #tourism #vacation #traveling #trip #museum #bri#britishmuseum #british #britishhistory
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@saltandhoneymarket is halfway over! You have until Saturday to come buy our historic found object jewellery. 10am-10pm at The Gateway in SLC. In this photo alone, I see a 1950s bottle, a few Victorian transferware pendants, some Georgian salt glazed stoneware, and a green glazed Medieval piece at the back there, around 600 years old! #foundobjectjewelry #britishhistory #archaeology #mudlarking #uniquechristmasgift
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#todayinhistory on December 11, 1936, After ruling for less than one year, Edward VIII becomes the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne. 🤴🏻 Interesting Fact: He chose to abdicate after the British government, public, and the Church of England condemned his decision to marry the American divorcée Wallis Warfield Simpson. On the evening of December 11, he gave a radio address in which he explained, “I have found it impossible to carry on the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge the duties of king, as I would wish to do, without the help and support of the woman I love.” On December 12, his younger brother, the duke of York, was proclaimed King George VI. #britishhistory #royals #kingedward #kinggeorgevi
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I felt the warmth from the log fire as soon as I stepped inside. "Gareth might have been in touch," I smiled, "I'm hiking through British history, and I'm on the trail of OWAIN GLYNDWR at the moment," I said as my cheeks burned up from the cold outside. Gail, from Caffi Alys, welcomed me in to her MACHYNLLETH cafe and gave me the best bowl of homemade soup I've had in ages. I was welcomed into the adorable little town by both Gail, her family and Rhiain, who's in charge of the Owain Glyndwr Centre there. . Machynlleth was where Glyndwr summoned a parliament and could lay claim to being the prince of Wales. And it was here that representatives were sent to Glyndwr's parliament from Wales, Scotland, France and Spain. By 1404 his influence meant that English control in Wales was reduced to a few isolated boroughs and castles. However, the current Grade I listed parliament building was built some five decades after Glyndwr's assembly. It's a beautiful old building with an exhibition about him inside. . "You can't sleep outside tonight," Rhiain said, "It's freezing." I took my mud-clad bag and made my way into the top of the parliament house. Was I sleeping on the spot where Glyndwr was crowned? "If you hear footsteps in the morning, it's just me," the caretaker said. "So not Glyndwr's ghost then?" I joked. I hoped it wouldn't be, I wouldn't understand a word he'd say as it would likely be in Welsh! I curled up in my sleeping bag, glad to be inside as the hail whipped the windows. . #machynlleth #caffialys #parliament #townclock #winterscene #tree #street #Wales #discoverCymru #visitWales #loveNorthWales #hiking #walking #winterhiking #girlswhohike #hikingchick #2500milehike #longdistancehiking #walkingthetimelineofbritain #walkingthroughhistory #lovegreatbritain #history #Britishhistory #adventure #osmaps #explorehome
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I finished reading The White Queen the other day, so have a photo of Max Irons as Edward IV because I mean 😍 I’m reading The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time now and I’m super excited! You may have heard that Amazon have a Tolkien piece in the works, whether it’s The Lord of the Rings or The Silmarillion, I hope they cast Aneurin Barnard as a Hobbit, if not Frodo himself 😂❤️ #thewhitequeen #maxirons #edwardiv #aneurinbarnard #richardiii #britishhistory #perioddrama #philippagregory #mrdarcy #mrtilney #janeausten
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Today 11 December, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne because he couldn’t fulfill his duties as king the way he wanted to without the help and support of the woman he loved. - - - - #history #tod#todaystory #saveourhistory #britishhistory #royalfamily #britishroyals #london #abdication #edwardviii #speech #wallissimpson #today #11december #1936 #londonhistory
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During the summer, we visited the pretty village of Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England. The river Windrush flows through the village where there are plenty of ducks to be seen swimming under the Weeping Willow trees. On the right of this photo, you can see a topiary of a Mini Cooper car. The Mini is an icon of the 1960s British culture. It was lovely to see Nature being used to remember this car at the Motoring Museum. I used to drive one myself and what fun it was! . . . #topiary #treeshaping #topiarymini #motoringmuseum #scenicview #bourtononthewater #cotswolds #gloucestershire #bourtononwater #riverwindrush #ducks #minicooper #prettyvillage #wildlife #britishisles #britishnature #intonature #britishhistory #1960s #naturesoul #lovefortravel #travel #tourtheworld #humanandnature #weepingwillowtree #weepingwillows #bekindtowildlife #lovetotraveltheworld #lovetrees #naturejunkie
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This Christmas a host of angels have descended on Castle Howard. 👼🏼 Inspired by its architecture, interiors and art collections these gorgeous creatures, classic and contemporary, populate this stately hope to spectacular effect. 💫 #FeelGoodFlora #AngelsOnHigh 📸 By me 📝 About @castle_howard
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Today on 11 December 1845 the First Anglo-Sikh War between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company started. A division of Company army marched to Ferozepur commanded by Sir Hugh Gough, the Commander in Chief of the Bengal Army. The Sikh kingdom renowned for being the wealthiest, the Koh-i-Noor being but one of its many treasures was the last remaining independent kingdom not under British influence. Despite this, it is unlikely that the Company would have deliberately attempted to annex the Punjab had the war not occurred, as they simply did not have the manpower or resources to hold the territories (as proven by the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Sikh War). #anglosikhwar #firstanglosikhwar #sikh #british #eas#eastindiacompany #governorgeneral #portrait #india #britain #oiloncanvas #london #kohinoor #delhi #history #indianhistory #britishhistory #raj #eastindiacompany #ben#bengal #oudh #nawab #supremecourt #calcutta #bengal #punjab #onthisday
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On this day in 1936, Edward VIII announced in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson ⠀ A strong American woman and divorcee, who, it seems, after watching a new documentary wasn't keen on the King abdicating and tried to talk him out of it many times, their lives would have taken a completely different turn had she been successful. ⠀ ⠀ How things have changed, I am not a huge royalist by any means, but having not learnt about any of this in school in Australia it absolutely fascinates me as an adult learning about the awfully sad life of Mary Queen of Scots and other such fierce and brave Kings and Queens throughout British history. So please forgive me for royally geeking out on this little piece of trivia. ⠀ ⠀ So many strong women in history who were brave, strong and in the end given a raw deal. ⠀ ⠀ #QueenLife #BritishHistory #onthisday #December11th #Historybuffs#Notaroyalist #butIfinditfascinating #strongwomen #womeninhistory
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81 years ago... December 11, 1936... Buckingham Palace... London... England... HM King Edward VIII Of England after less than a year of his rule, and before Coronation, Abdicated The Throne... In order to marry his one true love, Wallis Simpson, an American Born Divorcée... He would there after referred to as HRH The Duke Of York and Brother to HM King George VI and after The King's Premature Death he as her Uncle was a Trusted Advisor to HM Queen Elizabeth II... He would remain in Exile, married to Wallis Simpson for 35 years until his death parted them on May 28, 1972... I would be real easy to sit here and try to defend his honor and say love should have won out over The Crown but one quick study of The History of The Monarchy and you will see why this had to be done... As Always... God Bless The Memory of HRH Former Edward The VII, The Duke of York, God Bless The Memory of HM King George VI, God Bless The Royal Family, and God Save The Queen... #onthisday #onthisdayinhistory #onthisdayinbritishhistory #britishhistory #britishmonarchy #onthisdayinbritishroyalhistory  #history #historychick #historynerd #historygeek #historygirl #kingedwardviii #thedukeofyork #wallissimpson #december111936 #81yearsagotoday #theabdicationcrisis #abdication #kinggeorgevi #hmqueenofengland #hmqueenelizabethll #truelove #thekingsspeech
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81 years ago... December 11, 1936... Buckingham Palace... London... England... HM King Edward VIII Of England after less than a year of his rule, and before Coronation, Abdicated The Throne... In order to marry his one true love, Wallis Simpson, an American Born Divorcée... He would there after referred to as HRH The Duke Of York and Brother to HM King George VI and after The King's Premature Death he as her Uncle was a Trusted Advisor to HM Queen Elizabeth II... He would remain in Exile, married to Wallis Simpson for 35 years until his death parted them on May 28, 1972... I would be real easy to sit here and try to defend his honor and say love should have won out over The Crown but one quick study of The History of The Monarchy and you will see why this had to be done... As Always... God Bless The Memory of HRH Former Edward The VII, The Duke of York, God Bless The Memory of HM King George VI, God Bless The Royal Family, and God Save The Queen... #onthisday #onthisdayinhistory #onthisdayinbritishhistory #britishhistory #britishmonarchy #onthisdayinbritishroyalhistory  #history #historychick #historynerd #historygeek #historygirl #kingedwardviii #thedukeofyork #wallissimpson #december111936 #81yearsagotoday #theabdicationcrisis #abdication #kinggeorgevi #hmqueenofengland #hmqueenelizabethll #truelove #thekingsspeech
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