Memoirs of a Londoner: The Crafts and their Flight from Slavery

Over four days in 1848, William and Ellen Craft fled Georgia for freedom in Pennsylvania. A couple of years later they made their way to England, settling in London and also lecturing all over the UK, sharing and eventually publishing their incredible account. Here is just some of their story.

Some More of London’s Time Capsules

Part Two of my exploration of London’s time capsules! Who knows if we’ll still be alive to see them uncovered?
This time it’s Hospitals, Theatres, and Museums – oh my! Make sure you don’t miss Part One as well.

London’s Time Capsules

Have you ever spared a thought for what’s buried under London? Amongst the old buildings and the burials, and probably a lot of rubbish, there are a fair few time capsules. Pockets of history waiting for the future to find them. I’ve shared a few of my favourites in this blog post (plus stay tuned for Part Two!).

Old, New, and Wonderful: Greenwich

Something old, something new, and something wonderful to enjoy next time you find yourself in Greenwich! An ancient cemetery, plaque hunting, and stunning Baroque paintings.

Crazy Concepts Women Have Had To Endure In English History

Women have had to put up with some mad things over the centuries… from not being allowed to sit down to being denied university degrees (despite actually attending the university). I’ve listed some of the craziest examples here for your perusal. Feel free to laugh or cry.

A Wander Down Ladbroke Grove

Last week I had my Covid-19 vaccine! Whoop! I’m always saying that you can uncover so much London history if you just scratch the surface a little bit, so I thought I’d put my money where my mouth is and tell you some of the stories I found on my journey to the hospital!

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Chelsea

The world’s first artificially frozen ice rink, a lion, and the miniskirt – they all once called Chelsea home! Let’s learn about some of the fascinating things which makes Chelsea so special.

Sarah Remond and Claudia Jones: Black Women You Should Know About

The final part of this series! Two women of formidable energy and innovation, who dedicated their lives to achieving gender and racial equality and helping those less fortunate than themselves.

3 Reasons Why Christmas was Insane in the Tudor Period

We think Christmas can get crazy in 2020? Well, let’s look at how the Tudors did it!
Mythical meats, sugar banquets, Bean Kings, and Boy Bishops – that about sums it up!

Kathleen Easmon and Florence Mills: Black Women You Should Know About

Two weeks after I promised but it’s here! This time we’re looking at two women who were contemporaries but likely never met. Both creative and inspirational women of the 1920s.