Preparing for an Essay: Top Tips & Tricks

Since starting my Masters, I have come to truly appreciate the value of a well planned essay. Looking back at the prep I did for my undergrad, for essays and even my dissertation, I am SHOCKED at how little I did. I would do simple bullet-pointed overviews of my main points, barely a page for each plan, … Continue reading Preparing for an Essay: Top Tips & Tricks

The First Feminists (Early Modern Empowerment)

Sometimes when I'm browsing in Waterstones, Foyles and other similar shops, I come across books entitled 'Famous Feminists of History', or 'A Complete Guide to Feminism's History' or even '10 Women in History'. What I am unfortunately disappointed in, is that these books only ever go back as far as the 19th and 20th centuries. … Continue reading The First Feminists (Early Modern Empowerment)

Justice for Katherine Howard (International Women’s Day 2020)

Happy International Women's Day everyone! As more and more people begin to celebrate IWD in small, different ways, it is starting to become one of my favourite days of the year. My social media is filled with declarations of love for womankind. For an entire day, I get to scroll through artwork, poetry, articles and … Continue reading Justice for Katherine Howard (International Women’s Day 2020)

My undying love for: SIX THE MUSICAL

I am a proud, and self-proclaimed Tudor nerd. I am completely obsessed with their dynasty and the period in which they ruled; I have watched almost every Tudor-related film and read copious amounts of Tudor fiction. On top of this, I am a gigantic musical theatre fan. My friend once refused to let me pick … Continue reading My undying love for: SIX THE MUSICAL

One Historian’s Existential Crisis

A month ago, I began my MA History course at the University of Southampton. Moving on from the University of Birmingham was not an easy decision for me. Birmingham had taught me so much throughout the last 3 years, and I had been utterly inspired by students and teachers during my time there. However, after a … Continue reading One Historian’s Existential Crisis

The Tradition of Misunderstanding Cats: Animal Histories Dissected

I am without a shadow of a doubt, a Cat person. They are by far my favourite animal, and though I love dogs, I feel cats are especially underrated in the pets department. Over the years I've encountered many people with an avid dislike for Cats, they're too aggressive, too aloof, too high maintenance, the … Continue reading The Tradition of Misunderstanding Cats: Animal Histories Dissected

Studying History at the University of Birmingham

Yesterday (the 17th July), I graduated from the University of Birmingham with a First Class undergraduate degree in History. The last 3 years have been the best of my life, and I am truly going to miss living and learning in Birmingham. I wanted to dedicate an entire post to my own experience of studying … Continue reading Studying History at the University of Birmingham

My Favourite Tudor Fiction: C.J. Sansom’s Tombland Review

As you can imagine, I have read my fair share of Tudor fiction over the years. For me the perfect Tudor fiction has enough intrigue, excitement and storytelling to engage the reader; but at the same time is factual, informative and historically correct (for the most part) to educate the reader. The author who I … Continue reading My Favourite Tudor Fiction: C.J. Sansom’s Tombland Review

The Psychology of writing a Dissertation.

A few weeks ago I submitted my undergraduate dissertation. My friend Amelia and I planned the day meticulously so that we could experience the sheer joy and freedom together. Despite some minor errors with the printer (that resulted in us having around 7 unwanted copies of Amelia's dissertation) we had the sweetest day and a … Continue reading The Psychology of writing a Dissertation.