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IX: English Myths and Legends

Hi everyone, in today's post I will be discussing some of the most popular myths and legends throughout English history. I have listed below five of my favourites and included a few facts about each one. Let me know which one you like the most and why! Also, let me know if I have missed… Continue reading IX: English Myths and Legends

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VIII: Costume Wars – Tudor vs. Stuart

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I thought I would do a continuation on my Costume Wars series - I really enjoyed researching my last post on this subject so I thought I would try some other eras! Today it will be the Tudors vs. Stuarts, which encompasses almost 250 years of British… Continue reading VIII: Costume Wars – Tudor vs. Stuart

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VII: Humoral Theory in Early Modern Europe

During the Early Modern period, physicians trained in 'learned medicine' - often the works attributed to the Greek physician Hippocrates. Many used Hippocrates' (and later, Galen's) theory of the Humours to explain what was happening to their bodies when they got ill. This post will go through exactly what humoral theory was, and some of… Continue reading VII: Humoral Theory in Early Modern Europe

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VI: Right or Wrong – The Victorian Workhouse

In today's post, I'll be discussing the Victorian workhouse and how it affected society. The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1832 introduced a 'new' Poor Law - which ceased relief to the able-bodied poor and allocated funds for the construction of workhouses across the country. As you can imagine, there were pros and cons to… Continue reading VI: Right or Wrong – The Victorian Workhouse

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V: Costume Wars – Victorian vs. Edwardian

I'm starting off my Costume Wars series with a bang! Many would say the Victorian and Edwardian eras were similar. They were consecutive eras of British history, together encompassing almost a decade. However, differences in the attitudes of these eras can be seen through trends in fashion. This post will go through some of the… Continue reading V: Costume Wars – Victorian vs. Edwardian

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III: The Dancing Plague of 1518

Hi all, today I thought I would share a particularly strange phenomenon that occurred at the beginning of early-modern Europe, known as the 'Dancing Plague'. This post will focus on the events in 1518, but there have been many other occurrences reported throughout the continent which I'll touch on later. I will also include some… Continue reading III: The Dancing Plague of 1518