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

Warkworth Medieval Fortified Bridge

March 16, 2020
Warkworth Bridge

After a delightful visit to Warkworth Castle, I decided to make a short detour and explore the medieval Warkworth Bridge at the Northern end of…

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St Nicholas’ Church, West Boldon

March 9, 2020
St Nicholas' Church, West Boldon

As part of the Heritage Trail, I visited the delightful Grade I listed St Nicholas Church in the North East of England.  It was a…

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Peebles Cross Kirk, Scotland

February 29, 2020
Entrance To Cross Kirk

After several hours on the road, we were starting to get desperate for a coffee stop. So, as we drove into the lovely town of Peebles,…

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Jedburgh Abbey, Scotland

February 24, 2020
Jedburgh Abbey

Breath-taking.  Truly breath-taking.  As we travelled around a curve in the A68, coming into Jedburgh from the South, we were absolutely awestruck.  To the left…

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St Francis’ Church – Byrness

February 17, 2020

Driving North on the A68, we nearly missed this delightful little church.  In fact, we did miss it!  Just as we were exiting Byrness village,…

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St John the Baptist Church

February 11, 2020

Sometimes, getting distracted is the most wonderful thing!  I was cycling down the steep Grainger Street in Newcastle (more like flying down!) on a sunny…

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Neidpath Castle, Scotland

February 5, 2020

Disease had been in Mary’s bower, And slow decay from mourning, Though now she sits on Neidpath’s tower, To watch her love’s returning. From:  The…

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Ryton Holy Cross Church

February 5, 2020

I set off to explore.  What better use of a sunny Friday afternoon, than to visit a beautiful old church. But first I had to find…

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The Medieval Old Kirk in Temple

February 5, 2020

Driving into the village of Temple is beautiful and peaceful in equal measures. Massive old trees line the narrow, curvy route from the North (A7 and…

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The Camera of Adam of Jesmond

December 27, 2019

In the tranquil surroundings of Heaton Park, in the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, stands the ruin of the Camera of Adam.  The historical value of this…

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