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.


Recent Posts

St Oran’s Chapel, Isle of Iona

October 27, 2021

  Local legend has it that St Oran’s Chapel is named after Oran, a faithful follower of St Columba.  The story goes that St Columba…

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Jedburgh Castle Jail, Scotland

October 20, 2021

  Not far from the magnificent Jedburgh Abbey, a Royal Castle was built in the 12th century.  Its location on the hill overlooking the town…

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St Martin le Grand, York

October 19, 2021

  Slightly hidden, just off Coney Street, is the ancient church of St Martin le Grand. Of course, the church is also known as St…

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Fala and Soutra Church, Scotland

August 17, 2021

  As is often the case when exploring, we stumbled across the little parish church of Fala and Soutra purely by chance.  After looking around…

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The Cadaver Synod

August 16, 2021

  Putting a Corpse on Trial – The Cadaver Synod of 897AD   Formosus was elected pope on 6 October 891. This was right in…

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Soutra Aisle, Scottish Borders

August 1, 2021

  On a windswept and desolate hill, just off the A68, stands the remains of Soutra Aisle.  It is here that we stopped on a…

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Caernarfon Castle, Wales

July 20, 2021

  We were two hours early for our scheduled visit to Caernarfon Castle in Wales.  And it was raining heavily.  We purposefully left the hotel…

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St Mary’s Church, Bloxham

June 17, 2021

  Standing rock-solid on a hill with a 198-foot spire reaching for the skies, St Mary’s in Bloxham is hard to miss.  From virtually every…

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St Andrew’s Church, Bishop Auckland

June 1, 2021

  It is believed that St Andrew’s Church in Bishop Auckland is the largest parish church in the Diocese of Durham.  And it certainly feels…

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Prague, Czech Republic

May 27, 2021

  Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of my favourite travel destinations.  It gets an entire 5-star rating from me. 😉 History…

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