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The Enchanting History of Geisha

If you are anything like me, you will have been romanticised by Geisha ever since watching the film, ‘Memoirs of A Geisha’, despite the widespread criticism of the film. ...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014
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Commemorate The Centenary of WW1 With The National Trust

2014 is set to be a poignant year, as we commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. This year, we honour the hundreds and thousands of men and women who fought...

23 Scandalous And Surprising History Facts To Blow Yout Mind

On the wedding night of his nephew and future King, William of Orange, Charles II watched the entire consummation

Weird History: The Ivanov Experiments

In February 1926, Russian biologist Ilia Ivanov set out for Guinea in French West Africa, where he planned to
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Five failed Assassination Attempts

We are all human, and therefore, are at risk of making odd, stupid and downright silly mistakes. Even with

Weird History: The Mystery of Major John Andre

Many people may have heard the tale of Major John Andre (he was captured, tried and hung during the American

Weird History: Ten Facts You May Not Know Happened…

Here at the Hive, we are obsessed with absurd and downright weird facts of the historical variety. Recently, we

Stories Beyond Superheroes: The History of Comics

I came to appreciate comics not as an eager child awaiting their weekly Beano, but as a student. When faced with

What If The Women of The Past…Were Men!

History is so packed with women it should be called ‘her-story’. Joke. What? Don’t look at me like that. Ok, yes;

Lights, Camera, Action…At The National Trust

You may be aware that it’s award season. Yes, we’ve had the glamour of the Golden Globes, the

So, You Dress Up At Weekends?

“So, you dress on the weekends?”…how many times have I heard that? It’s usually at that point in the party, road
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Weird History: The town that hung an elephant

Hang on…a town hung an elephant? I was procrastinating online today and stumbled across an article in the

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Love Is In The Air – Valentines Day at The National Trust

Love is in the air this February, especially at the National Trust! So, if you fancy whisking away your better half to a stunning romantic retreat or fancy a walk in a breathtaking...
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WOMEN IN HISTORY

The Enchanting History of Geisha

If you are anything like me, you will have been romanticised by Geisha ever since watching the film, ‘Memoirs of A Geisha’, despite the widespread criticism of the film. ...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014
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History and The City: Only One Half Of The Story

This week I’ve been questioning the great Samuel Johnson who once said “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. I mean, of course he is right. I am constantly grateful to live in a city bursting with life and history. The blood of London runs fast with museums, historic buildings, and some of the worlds most prized artefacts. In

History and the City: Dress me, don’t suppress me.

This Saturday a trip to travel one million years back in time turned into a morning musing over fifties fashion. I’m not quite sure what made me do it but I tried, in vain, to visit the Natural History Museum’s new exhibit ‘Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story’; which is stupid considering it was a sunny Saturday which only attracts a

History And The City: Where are all the men?

‘History And The City’ is our brand new weekly feature, where Jenna and I will blog about all the historical things we get up to in our big city; London. We realised that even though we write so much about historical people, periods and places, we rarely give our own opinions on the topical stuff; what’s happening in the cultural
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