#HistoryWithAHashtag

#Hashtags. We all know about those. Those obnoxious tic-tac-toe (or, rather, pound) symbols that us 90s kids remember as being the symbol for number. Heck, I still use it in place of the word “number”! So, what is it with the recent increase in using hashtags? According to Gigaom, now Google employee Chris Messina “invented”

The Holing Game: The Curious Case of Hole v. White

(Editor’s note: This submission is from an English friend of mine, Hannah. I met Hannah when I studied in England in 2010, and she became one of my closest friends (especially because we were in the Lancaster University History Society together, and, well, that is awesome!) In early modern England slander and libel were a

A Castle A Week: Tintagel Castle

Everyone knows the legend of King Arthur, the British king born in the middle of a storm, with cracking lightning streaking across the angry skies and rumbling thunder booming ominously in the distance. He was born with a crown in one hand and a sceptre in the other, the true medieval king. Actually, that is a

5 Reasons I Still Love Halloween as An Adult

As I get older, I find myself adoring Halloween more and more. Of course, it has been some years since I feigned to be a country music singer, a princess, and a zombie soccer player, but it still does not mean the spirit of the holiday lessens for me. The following are 5 reasons Halloween

This Week in History: The Death of Jane Seymour

It could be said that King Henry VIII of England went through wives like tissues. I mean, seriously! After Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn (his first and second wives respectively) kicked the bucket in 1536, good ol’ King Hal wed Lady Jane Seymour, daughter of Sir John Seymour of Wolf Hall in Wiltshire (a

Introducing…MyLifeIsHistory.com!

It has been a long time in coming, but I have great news! I now own the domain name for My Life is History so it has now become MyLifeIsHistory.com! I have been away for a while, but rest assured this weekend I will be posting two articles: one about Tintagel Castle and the other

The New News You Never Expected

If you had asked me earlier this year, say around March, about my plans in six months, I would have had the deer-in-the-headlights look of “I’ll be darned if I know”. Why’s that? The last month or so have been busy, very busy. As in life-changingly busy.

A Castle A Week: Kenilworth Castle

The castle of this week’s post is Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire in the English Midlands. It is one of the more famous castles in Britain, namely for the romantic nostalgia surrounding it. Such nostalgia becomes apparent in the Mary Darwell poem “Elegy on the Ruins of Kenilworth Castle”:

Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit Museum in the Works?

If you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings films, you might be glad to know that a museum dedicated to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit is a distinct possibility in Wellington, New Zealand. According to Stuff.co.nz, a deal may have been reached where a museum will be opened in