Tag: history

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”:

Blog Submission: Why Learn History?

(Editor’s note: This post was submitted by a fellow reenactor, Chris Ketcherside. He is the first to submit a post, and I hope you enjoy!) — I thought about titling this missive, “Why Teach History” but I don’t think this audience needs convincing on why to teach, but everyone can use a few “how-tos” now

The Importance of Being Earnest: Entering the Museum Field, Part One

Yep, it’s another two- or three-entry post, this time about entering the museum field. I’ve been doing research and gathering information about the museum field and education paths since the end of my freshman year in college. One would think it’s a simple matter of getting a master’s degree in history or museum studies and

What Goes Up: Climbing (REALLY STEEP) Towers in Wales

The picture above, taken during my trip to northern Wales with one of my best friends in October, depicts a view looking up one of the towers at the castle in Conwy. Built by Edward I of England in the 1280s, Conwy Castle was part of a ring of castles around Wales used by Edward

Lancaster to York: When Royal Family Quarrels Turn Personal

I’ve decided to try a different approach to my blog for the remainder of my trip and for future posts. I’m going to be posting pictures, some recent, some not so recent, and tell what was happening then rather than rambling on through long posts about meaningful (and sometimes meaningless) points. This way, I can