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What is a history travel writer??

What on earth is a history travel writer?
What does one do?

Philippa at Witley Court , Worcestershire, during filming for the membership group.

Let me take you back to the beginning and how I even got started.

As a 20 year old university student, I felt the need to find a female role model. There was no one I could identify with or look up to either in my personal life or in public life.

Who was there who had achieved great things despite hardship and opposition?Well, there are plenty of examples in actual fact but I turned to the history books and to Queen Elizabeth I. A queen no less and why not? She was a familiar figure, there was plenty written about her and something about her story drew me in. The more I discovered, the more I wanted to know. My interest expanded as I hungered to understand her, and the time and context in which she lived, more. I also realised I had to go back further, into the time before she was born. So, my breadth of interest, knowledge and understanding grew.

But what about the travel?


Pretty soon I began visiting the places I was reading and learning about. I wanted a physical connection to, and understanding of, the ground, buildings, cities and towns in which these stories played out.

And so it began!

That was in 2000. In 2012 I had a strong urge to find a way to share my knowledge, expertise and own unique take on history and so I set up the Facebook page. In 2014 I set up the company, proper.

The rest, as they say, is history!

Well………………not quite. British History Tours is growing in directions I had not imagined in the early days and I'm serving more people and in more ways.

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Philippa goes on location!