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

Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey, Wales

February 10, 2021

  Even though it was bucketing down with rain, we were determined to drive onto the island of Anglesey and explore Beaumaris Castle.  And I…

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Skenfrith Castle, Wales

February 1, 2021
Skenfrith Castle

  Having visited both White Castle and Grosmont Castle in Monmouthshire, Wales earlier in the day, we decided to set off on the B4521 road…

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Dinefwr Castle, Wales

January 20, 2021
Dinefwr Castle

  It was hot – very hot!  So, you can imagine my delight when we found a parking space under a large tree, in the…

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St Mary’s Abbey, York

January 14, 2021

  On a quick, work-related trip to York in December 2020, I took the opportunity to walk through the Museum Gardens.  With many restrictions in…

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Harlech Castle, Wales

December 30, 2020

    Attacked, robbed and “despoiled”, Queen Margaret (1430 – 1482) was in fear of her life and that of her son, young Prince Edward.  Not…

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Bishop’s Palace, St David’s, Wales

December 16, 2020

    St David’s is rich in history.  And was certainly a very important destination during the Middle Ages.  In the 12thcentury, the Pope decreed…

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Wiston Castle, Wales

December 10, 2020

  As Wiston Castle is only 7 Miles from Haverfordwest where we stayed over, we knew it would be ridiculous not to stop there to…

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St David’s Cathedral

November 19, 2020

  St David’s is the United Kingdom’s smallest city in population (population of 1841 in 2011).  It is also the resting place of St David,…

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Grosmont Castle, Wales

November 10, 2020

  It was very hot as we drove into the little village of Grosmont.  Where IS the castle?  There are no signposts we could find. …

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Crickhowell Castle, Wales

October 29, 2020
Crickhowell Castle

  What is the most spectacular way to lose your Castle? In the first place, having an affair with the King’s wife and secondly, becoming…

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