My name is Laura and I am fascinated and interested in the past. Ever since secondary school, I have had an interest in history. I think this was down to having such an amazing history teacher who made it fun and fascinating. He taught me that it was not all boring and academic – that we can explore, question and visit the sites where our ancestors have been – that history is not one set story but a mixture of stories and as historians, we have to sift through it all to identify the truth.
I try to visit as many historic sites as I can and to delve into the history of my local area of Shoeburyness and Southend. From doing this I have come to realise that one does not need to have had a battlefield or castle in one’s garden to enjoy history. It is everywhere – even down to the street and town names. They all have their origins in our past.
I have worked for the amazing charity Historic Royal Palaces and have been fortunate to work at such locations as the Tower of London and the Banqueting House. I have given talks and tours on London and Tudor History and am also amature Ripperologist.
I hope you enjoy my posts. Please feel free to give any feedback on what i have written. I love nothing more than talking to fellow history enthusiasts. I am also always on the lookout for guest bloggers or writing for other blog sites so please get in touch on my Contact page if this was something you were interested in.