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

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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Llawhaden Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales

March 3, 2021

  We’ve taken a little country road off the busy A40 to see a castle that is not really a castle.  Llawhaden Castle in Pembrokeshire,…

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The Vicar’s Pele Tower, Corbridge

February 28, 2021

  Located in the North-East of England, Corbridge saw its fair share of violent attacks during the Middle Ages.  The Scots often ran amok in…

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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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