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Hello, and welcome to the Historiette site

My name is Tiana Wilson-Buys.  I love history – always have.  And I love sharing my history explorations with other like-minded people.  Hence the birth of Historiette.

I have a particular interest in the medieval period (but I do explore and write about other historical periods too!).  And I love buildings and architecture in general.  So it’s no surprise then that you can often find me exploring medieval churches, old town walls, castles and forts.  And then I share my experiences with others – here and on social media.

You see, I believe we all need to know more about our history.  Our heritage.  This is where we come from.  It is part of our DNA.  For me, understanding more about our history somehow completes me, in a way.  And what is more fun than going on mini adventures to explore the past?

I hope, through Historiette, to inspire more people to explore amazing historical sites and buildings.

I invite you to explore the wonderful world of history with me.

Tiana

Recent Posts

Auld Kirk, Stow, Scotland

May 13, 2021

  When Queen Margaret Tudor (wife of King James IV) stepped from her carriage in 1513, to pray at the Auld Kirk in Stow, she…

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Kelso Abbey, Scotland

April 23, 2021

  The impressive ruins of Kelso Abbey’s West tower are all that survive of one of Scotland’s richest medieval Abbeys.  It was built to a…

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Destination: Split, Croatia

April 15, 2021

    We visited Split in September 2015 for the first time, and it was a marvellous experience!  We stayed for several days before heading…

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St Mary the Virgin Church, Morpeth

April 10, 2021

  For me, there is nothing better than a bit of church crawling on a Saturday morning 😁. And since we are now allowed to…

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Narberth Castle, Wales

March 30, 2021

  We were starving as we drove into the little town of Narberth in Pembrokeshire, Wales.  I wanted to explore the castle (that is why…

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Destination: Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 29, 2021

  Several times each year (apart from 2020, when we only managed one trip), we take a trip on the DFDS ferry, from Newcastle to…

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St Andrew’s Church, Corbridge

March 22, 2021

  Corbridge is a perfect destination for a daytrip when you want to go exploring in Northumberland.  The little town offers delightful shops, cafes and…

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Carmarthen Castle, Wales

March 18, 2021

  Our visit to Carmarthen Castle in Wales resulted in frustration and disappointment in equal measures.  But I’m glad we stopped in the town, if…

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Weekend Getaway to Historic Newcastle

March 16, 2021

  Newcastle-upon-Tyne lies on the Northern bank of the River Tyne, in the North-East of England.  The city is known for its vibrant nightlife, dreamy…

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Aberystwyth Castle, Wales

March 10, 2021

    Windswept and abandoned.  Almost lonely with only the sea its lifelong companion – and greatest enemy.  For it is precisely Aberystwyth Castle’s location…

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