Having read history at the University of Birmingham as an undergraduate, where I won the Kenrick Prize, I worked as a trouble-shooter in the public sector until I took a career break in 2009. Thereafter, I was able to pursue my love of history and turn it into a career, founding Get History in 2014 with the aim of bringing accessible yet high quality history-telling and debate to a wide audience. Since then, I have completed a Masters in Historical Studies at the University of Oxford, from which I received a distinction and the Kellogg College Community Engagement and Impact Award. As well as continuing to write for and expand Get History, I am now a freelance writer and historian, working with the likes of Histories of the Unexpected.
Fact of the Day
King Edward II faced invasion in 1326, when an army from France landed in Suffolk. The army was commanded by his wife.
Quote of the Day
"Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please.
~ Karl Marx
On This Day
1288Margaret of Scotland allegedly enacted a law allowing women to propose to men on leap days. Those who refused the proposal could be fined.
1692Arrest warrants are issued for Tituba, Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne during the Salem witchcraft trials.