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 Chapel Jesmond

April 22, 2020
St Mary's Chapel Jesmond

Years before the Norman conquest, just North-East of the city centre of Newcastle, an apparition of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus appeared.  This…

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Warkworth Castle – Western Defences

March 31, 2020
Lion Tower at Warkworth Castle

In part one and two of my series on Warkworth Castle, I talked about the towers forming part of the East walls, as well as…

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Warkworth Castle – Great Tower

March 31, 2020
Warkworth Castle Great Tower

Continuing with my series of blogs on Warkworth Castle in Northumberland, in this part, I focus on the Great Tower.  In part one, I explored…

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Warkworth Castle – Eastern Defences

March 30, 2020
Warkworth Castle Montagu Tower

It has been on my bucket list for a while, to visit the magnificent Warkworth Castle. So, we decided to take a Sunday trip to this…

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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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