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Wharton's - My Ancient Ancestors

Often when I’m researching family history, regardless of the branch, I feel a real connection and gain a greater understanding of familial traits and relationships.  Yet sometimes, especially in the ancient families’ histories, the facts seem so very surreal; especially as they unfold through the mix of aristocracies, the haughty “blue-bloods,” castles, manor houses, servants, and the underbelly of tawdry tales from historical accounts of my families’ lives and times.   1,477 more words

Culture & Identity

If these walls could talk: the life & times of Banqueting House

Banqueting House, which stands so proudly on Whitehall, has been a witness to many key moments in English history. It also has a complex relationship with the country’s royal family and is linked, for different reasons, to every single one of our monarchs since Henry VIII. 1,062 more words


3 Important Witch Trials In History (that you've never heard of)

Superstition made living in Europe around 1560 – 1630 very dangerous for any woman that bucked the norm. Panic was wide spreads and things soon escalated from accusation to execution. 1,057 more words