'We are not makers of history. We are made by history'

Martin Luther King

About

My name is Laura and I am fascinated and interested in the past. Ever since secondary school I have had an interest in history. I think this was down to having such an amazing history teacher who made it fun and fascinating. He taught me that it was not all boring and academic – that we can explore, question and visit the sites where our ancestors have been – that history is not one set story but a mixture of stories and as historians we have to sift through it all to identify the truth.

 

I try to visit as many surviving historic sites as I can and also to delve into the history of my local area of Shoeburyness and Southend. From doing this I have come to realise that one does not needed to have had a battlefield or castle in ones garden to enjoy history. It is everywhere – even down to the street and town names. They all have their origins in our past.

 

I have worked for the amazing charity Historic Royal Palaces and been fortunate to work at such locations as the Tower of London, Banqueting House and Kensington Palace. I class myself as an amature Historian and Ripperologist.

 

I really hope you enjoy my posts

 

For The Love Of History (c) 2017 Author Laura Adkins

'We are not makers of history. We are made by history' Martin Luther King