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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

Flint Castle, Wales

October 1, 2020

We arrived at Flint Castle late in the afternoon.  The skies were overcast and there was a slight breeze in the air.  From the parking…

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Abergavenny Castle, Wales

September 25, 2020

After a long day of exploring historical sites, we thought we’d sneak in one more 😉.  And Abergavenny Castle is really close to where we…

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White Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales

September 16, 2020

In response to the Welsh revolt, King Stephen decided to bring together three castles to defend the Monmouthshire region. The “Three Castles Lordship” was thus established…

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The Black Gate, Newcastle

August 28, 2020

After my exploration of Newcastle’s Castle Keep, it was only logical to pop into the Black Gate too.  These two magnificent building are only a…

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Newcastle Castle Keep

August 15, 2020

This is such a good example of how disappointment can turn into shear joy when history exploring.  Let me explain.  It was a very hot…

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Church in the Attic, Amsterdam

August 5, 2020
Church in the Attic, Amsterdam

I’m off to explore a historical secret!  This has been on my bucket list for a while, so I’m very excited to be able to…

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Tynemouth Priory and Castle

July 18, 2020
Tynemouth Priory

    With lockdown restrictions easing evermore in England, it has become possible to start history exploring again – thank goodness!  Some heritage sites are…

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St Andrew’s Church, Newcastle

June 26, 2020

As lockdown measures in England are slowly being lifted, I was delighted to be able to start visiting the inside of historical sites.  So, for…

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Newcastle Medieval Town Walls

May 28, 2020
Newcastle medieval town walls

Newcastle-upon-Tyne is an old city.  Very old. With deep history. Of course, it wasn’t always called by its present name.  This area was known as Pons…

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De Oude Kerk Amsterdam

May 10, 2020
Oude Kerk Amsterdam

We’ve been looking forward to this trip for a while.  I love Amsterdam.  It is a city with a rich and diverse history and we…

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