The History Magpie’s Top 10 Blog Posts

Capture Twitterversary 2The image of a piece of cake topped with a sparkling candle has just dropped into my inbox. Apparently I’ve been on twitter for two years – yikes that has gone fast – and I have to say it’s been great.  Some people may love Facebook but I’m definitely a twitter fan. During that time, I’ve learnt a lot and procrastinated quite a bit (yes, I’ve seen your funny pictures) but, most importantly, chatted with some very friendly people.

Being a homeworker can sometimes be a little lonely, so having a virtual hang out is fantastic and I get to ‘meet’ people I never would spoken to have in the real world.  There are far too many of you to mention by name but I’m thankful to everyone who takes the time to say hello and, if your reading this post, it’s more than likely that you are one of them so that includes you.

And to celebrate, I’m putting the virtual kettle on and sharing my top ten blog posts with you.  I’d love to hear which one is your favourite.

Rachael

PS Don’t forget you can chat to me at @rachaelhale1

Image © Tunbridge Wells Museum, Kent
Image © Tunbridge Wells Museum, Kent

 

 

A 19th Century Dolls’ House Designed to Dazzle, Tunbridge Wells Museum, Kent

 

 

 

 

 

Image © Maidstone Museum, Kent
Image © Maidstone Museum, Kent

 

 

A Rare 17th Century Beaded Christening Basket, Maidstone Museum, Kent

 

 

 

Image ©Penshurst Place, Kent
Image ©Penshurst Place, Kent

 

 

A 17thC Gem Encrusted Pietra Dura Cabinet, Penshurst Place, Kent

 

 

 

 

 

Image © English Heritage - Down House, Kent.
Image © English Heritage – Down House, Kent.

 

 

The Darwins arrive at Down House, Kent.

 

 

 

Image © Matt Ball
Image © Matt Ball

 

 

Behind the Scenes of ‘The Sevenoaks Memorial Project’, Kent

 

 

 

Image © Tunbridge Wells Museum
Image © Tunbridge Wells Museum

 

 

Bringing Back The Glory to Grosvenor and Hilbert Park – Writer Carolyn Gray reveals all

 

 

Image ©Sevenoaks Museum, Kent
Image ©Sevenoaks Museum, Kent

 

 

 

A WWII Egg Box, Sevenoaks, Kent

 

 

 

 

 

Image supplied by Angela Buckley
Image of Jerome Caminada supplied by Angela Buckley

 

 

Who was ‘The Real Sherlock Holmes’? Author Angela Buckley reveals all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

©Rachael Hale (aka The History Magpie)
©Rachael Hale (aka The History Magpie)

 

 

Why is the porcupine part of the Sidney family crest? Penshurst, Kent

 

 

 

 

 

 

©Rachael Hale (aka The History Magpie)
©Rachael Hale (aka The History Magpie)

 

 

The Secrets of Queen Victoria’s Armchair, Walmer Castle, Kent

 

 

 

 

Which one did you like most? I’d love to know so do please drop a quick line in my comment box.

See you soon.

Rachael

2 Comments

  1. Kelley Masters

    Hi Rachel
    Happy Twitterversary!
    I’m afraid I couldn’t choose just one, but I particularly enjoyed your chat with Angela(her book is on my wish list). The post about Grosvenor Park and also the one about the dolls house up at the museum. I’ve taken the girls up there countless times and they love that dolls house! Great to now know more about it. Looking forward to what you unearth next.
    Kelley

    1. Rachael Hale aka the 'History Magpie'

      Hi Kelley, thanks for reading them! I can’t decide on my favourite either -it’s always seems to be whatever I’m working on but then a ‘new shiny’ object comes along…have to say the dolls house is rather special though. Hope your family tree research is still going well.

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