Reblogged from TRSA:
I began writing history via my involvement in a Healthy Walking Initiative. Plans were being made on designing routes to encourage local people to walk around the city, but when I asked why they would do so, was met with blank faces. so I started researching places and events that happened there, which led to self publishing several walking guides and my output continued from there. I enjoy designing my own books as it provides a break from the constant arrangement of words, and it helps give me some insight into what I am writing.
I am fascinated by Georgian history as in most bookshops there is little between Queens Elizabeth and Victoria, which is odd, as this is when Britain really changed. I really dislike the books that are produced as they mostly show cartoons of drunken rich people, which suggests people were mostly stupid and ignorant which is far from the truth. In a world without modern technology, living in cold buildings and where transport was mostly on foot, people had to be tough to survive.
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