I study and document historic buildings and their landscapes for a living – and part of that process involves telling the stories of the people that lived and worked in those spaces. These are important personal narratives, and help inform us about how everyday people used their buildings and shaped their surroundings.
Camelot, meet Nashville. I venture that most people won’t automatically associate the legends of Camelot with the pint-sized dynamo from East Tennessee – but as I like to stress in my day job, context is everything. And when the context in question is Glastonbury, surely all sorts of strange pairings suddenly make sense!
William the Conqueror’s plan for the Tower of London likely did not include its role as a tourist attraction – but he certainly meant for it to be a statement. Rising up on the north bank of the Thames, the complex has served as palace, prison, and residence.
The following is a guest post. A hot June day in the Secret Gardens of Winchelsea. Ideally, a day for a crisp cotton dress and a big hat, roses, scones and a cup of tea beneath a shady tree.
The following is a guest post. Over the Hill is a series of articles based on interviews with people over fifty enjoying life and getting the most out of living in Britain.
The following is a guest post. We all know Britain is an island nation, but you might not realise that England alone has over 6000 miles of coastline, and you’re never more than 70 miles from the sea; therefore, there’s certainly no shortage of seaside destinations!
I loved Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Secret Garden when I was growing up – and I still haven’t lost the dream of one day having my own walled garden.
The following is a guest post. Eight hundred and sixty-two square miles of history in the middle of rolling dales, moors and some of the most stunning countryside in Britain, the Medieval City of Durham has the City of Newcastle to the North and Darlington to the South, so Durham is not far from the […]
The following is a guest post. When many consider Britain, one of the images they conjure up is a perfect, vibrant garden. And they conjure up along with it thoughts of romance, late sunsets, afternoon teas, bumble bees and energetic brightly colored butterflies flitting around.