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 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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Conwy Castle, Wales

October 14, 2020

  Exiting the North Wales Expressway, onto Conwy Road, our SatNav indicated we were only a few minutes away from our destination – Conwy Castle. …

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Ewloe Castle, Wales

October 9, 2020

After a long drive from Newcastle, we finally arrived at Ewloe Castle.  Upon arrival, we found that, what seems to be the entire population of…

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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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