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Henry Winstanley and The Eddystone Lighthouse

An Essex Born Legend who Perished with his Greatest Construction When Henry Winstanley’s merchant ship was wrecked on the Eddystone Reef in 1695, he vowed…

Abandoned Railways: Ashdon Halt Station

I find there is something intensely romantic about an abandoned railways and Ashdon Halt Station is no different. Once built to service a thriving community…

Hester Salisbury: a woman killed by a stag

This stunning seventeenth-century memorial is to Hester Salisbury who died too young, while out hunting in Stansted Park, Essex I am in love with this…

The Apocalypse Window in Redbourne Church

‘His Wrath is Come’ Following on from my slightly technical post about ‘Enamel Paintings on Glass’, I want to focus on one particular window. The…

Enamel Glass Paintings

Enamel glass paintings were at the height of their popularity in the eighteenth-century. After the Reformation tastes had changed and the production of stained-glass windows…

Five Fantastic History Blogs

…you should already be following! Love history? Then check out these five fantastic history blogs that you should already be following! As a history fanatic,…

Welcome: A short introduction to my new history blog

Hello and welcome to my new history blog. If we haven’t already met, my name is Rachel. I’m a historian, conservator, heritage advisor and writer, dedicated…

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