Writing about history, writing historical fiction. Come in, have a cuppa and explore.
The twenty-ninth of May is Oak Apple Day, also known as Royal Oak Day and Restoration Day. It's been celebrated every year since 1660, when, on his 30th birthday, the newly-restored King Charles II rode into London to reclaim his crown and kingdoms.
Windsor Castle in the early 18th century: gorgeous baroquery
An engraving of Nell Gwynn made me laugh - here's why
A short post about Queen Mary of Modena, who died 200 years ago
A gif of Queen Anne with a pigeon on her head. She's not happy
Joining Writers' HQ and starting a course
A 200-year-old story of convicts transported to New South Wales, Australia. Coming soon.
I'm off to see author Catherine Curzon give a talk about Peter the Wild Boy, a feral child at court in 1727 who's interested me for several years
Jacobites have a higher profile at the moment, with a major exhibition, Outlander and a new online course
Writers' events in London have started up again now it's Autumn. Here are my two favourites.