I am passionate about history...
I always have been, & always research the local history of any area I find myself living in!
I have been researching my family history for the past 22 years... heading for 23, now!
seriously am addicted to history now I'm living in London! Every corner you turn, every
building you enter, every person you speak with is a new story or a new
slice of the history of this beautiful & amazing city!
Thames is the beating heart of this place, too...
have to pinch myself from time to
time... I just can't get over the fact that I live in the city where
Dickens created such amazing characters as The Artful Dodger, Fanny
Squeers & Lady Honoria Dedlock, Where William Shakespeare trod the
boards & became the Bard...
Where Henry VIII had 2 of his wives
executed & broke with the Catholic Church. Where Queen Elizabeth
refused every suitor & Queen Victoria & Prince Albert had 9
children... where Punch & Judy were first performed & where
Samuel Pepys wrote copious diaries... Mozart played here, Anna Pavlova
danced here & Wordsworth wrote here... People of a generation before
mine lived through conditions which we would find unimaginable today...
sending their children away to keep them safe, & working, living,
doing everything as normal in the face of nightly bombing raids which
saw thousands die & tens of thousands become homeless night after
night after night...
The history of this amazing city gets under your
skin... I am just so lucky!