20 September 2011

‘Remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won’

‘History… is more often shaped by the many acts of the small’

I love history. It’s as simple as that. I can’t really explain why, and when people ask me why I’m studying it at University I never really know what to say, apart from just explaining my love affair with it. I think I’ve always had a romanticised idea about history, imagining glorified wars, forbidden love affairs, secrets in ancient houses and within grand family estates. However, it’s also about understanding other people’s lives, for example, my grandmothers. What did they do when they were our age, what did they listen to, how did they dress, what did they eat, how did they live, etc. I truly think that understanding, and respecting, your ‘history’ is one of the most important things in life, and I genuinely love what I study.
  That’s why I’ve decided to do a regular post topic on a historical site, for example, my National Trust visits. I love the National Trust, and all that it represents, it’s displaying history to the public, for all to see. The buildings are always beautiful, with pretty gardens you could just get lost in, and let’s face it, the cake delicious! So, this is going to become on of my regular post topics! I write about what I love, and what interests me, on this blog, and history is a big part of my life! So, I hope all of you readers enjoy my historical upcoming blog posts! (Luckily, where my University is, I never seem to be far from some sort of museum, grand old house, or ancient site!)

Love, Charlestown xoxo.

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