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Wedding Wednesday: I give you this ring…

Chris and I exchanged rings in private back in 2015 and this year we will do the same in front of 70 guests at our wedding. We will use the rings we have already given each other as they represent the commitment we made to each other. But why are rings given? The history of […]

Wedding Wednesday: the history of wedding favours

Chris and I are getting our heads round the fact that if we are having a wedding we are going to do it properly. That includes all the things that we weren’t originally planning on such as a wedding cake and photographer. One thing that I thought we’d leave out were wedding favours. As far […]

100 years of women’s right to vote

A century of women voting. It seems like a long time but it isn’t. 100 years ago women were granted the right to vote if they were over 30. It took another 10 years for ALL women to win the same rights. And obviously 100 years is nothing compared to the hundreds of years that […]

Step back in time at Middle Temple Hall

I am a history graduate. I love history and the early modern era in particular. When the opportunity arose for a guided tour at an Elizabethan hall in the centre of London I jumped at the chance. I’ll be perfectly honest that I had never heard of Middle Temple Hall before. The history of the […]

Goodbye England’s Rose…20 years on

1997 holds many memories for me. It was the year of my GCSE results. It was the year my grandmother died. It was the year Diana, Princess of Wales died. I have felt guilty for 20 years. You see, I asked my mum to buy the newspaper with the photos of Diana on holiday. I […]

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