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.

Old, New, and Wonderful: Spitalfields

Finding something old, something new, and something wonderful in this fantastic corner of East London.
Think of it as basically a mini self-guided tour, plus ideas for where to eat, which you can enjoy next time you’re in the area!

Mary Fillis and Dido Belle: Black Women You Should Know About

First of three blog posts featuring Black women who have lived in London over the centuries.
Part one looks at Mary Fillis, a sixteenth century servant, and Dido Elizabeth Belle, an aristocrat in the eighteenth century.

Memoirs of a Londoner: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Recounting the story of one Britain’s most famous composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was a Croydon local, who went on to study at the Royal College of Music, visited the White House, and conducted his pieces to huge audiences at the Royal Albert Hall.

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bloomsbury

Amazing women, dystopian strongholds, and aristocratic estates – a few quirky facts with which to impressive your friends and family next time you’re in Bloomsbury.