The development of London Bridge London Bridge is falling down,Falling down, falling down,London Bridge is falling down,My fair lady. Did you know the original poem went like this…. London Bridge is broken down,Gold is won and bright renown.Shields resoundingWar Horns Sounding,Hildur shouting in the din!Arrows singing,Mailcoats ringing –Odin makes our Olaf win! Written by Ottar… Read More London Bridge is broken down…..
Guest post by Zoe Davies (thatherstorian) Hidden away amongst the mountains and coalfields of the South Wales Valleys is a grand medieval castle dating from the thirteenth century. Caerphilly Castle is the centrepiece of the local town, dominating the landscape of the area. It is the second largest castle in the UK, second only to… Read More Discovering Caerphilly Castle, South Wales:
I love finding hidden secrets in London and the story it has to tell. London has changed and developed over the centuries and one type of building which has been around and woven in its history is the Tavern. This week I am looking into the origins of pubs and taverns of London and their… Read More The Taverns of London
Countess of Warwick Visiting the Castle today, you will find the State rooms set up for a weekend party in 1898. At this time, the Castle was home to Francis and Daisy Greville. Daisy was renowned for her weekend parties at the castle where the elite of Victorian society would attend, including the Marlbourgh House… Read More The Story of Warwick Castle (part 2)
George Washington, the first president of the United States of America in 1789. He grew up at Bridges Creek in Virginia and was the son of Augustine and Mary Ball Washington but did you know that the ancestors of America’s first president had their origins in England, and that they have a link to my… Read More Presidential Purleigh – George Washington and his links with Essex, England
(Quote above from Dickens’ final public reading) Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed… Read More Charles Dickens Museum From these garish lights I vanish now for evermore…
Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend, Northumberland S – SEGEDUNUM Segedunum (don’t worry I struggle to pronounce it!) is a Roman fort along the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall at Wallsend. As well as being a symbol of Roman rule, it was primarily a defence structure to protect against the ‘barbarians’ to the north of the wall.… Read More The Fort at the end of The Wall
Please note due to a technological fault there will not be many images accompanying this article. London; England’s capital city since the 12th century. A thriving city filled with people from all walks of life, nationalities, and religions. A recent occurrence from the last few centuries? Well no, from 43 AD to the early 5th… Read More What lies beneath – Londinium
This week’s Q and A is with Dave Phillips a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London. Hi Dave, Welcome to For the Love of History blog. Thank you for agreeing to take the time to feature in my Q and A #FriendsFriday post. Firstly, could you tell me a bit about yourself and your… Read More Q and A with Beefeater Dave
Kensington Palace, the childhood home on Queen Victoria and the official residence of HRH Prince William and Katherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In existence since 1605, today the Palce is split in two parts. One part – the State Apartments are open as a museum managed by Historic Royal Palaces and the other part… Read More Kensington Palace and its women.