I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Or, the Notorious RBG as she is so appropriately sometimes called. If you have yet to meet this wonderful woman, allow this post to act as a little potted biography; Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits as a Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States (pleasingly abridged to SCOTUS, though I seem incapable of pronouncing that without a superfluous R). … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: Nell Gwyn

The story of Nell Gwyn was the Cinderella tale of its age, the actress who captured the heart of a King. Over 300 years of storytelling, Nell Gwyn has become something of a mythical creature with whom I am entirely fascinated. In this week’s episode of Fantasy Bakes, I tell tales of Nell Gwyn and exploring why her legend endures. … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: Philippa Langley

In September 2012 the bones of King Richard III were discovered beneath a council car park in Leicester. This discovery has enabled us to look into the face of a man who has suffered from one heck of a bad PR campaign over the last 500 years. We are now able to reconsider the History books using all of the … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Tony Foulds

This is a name that you may not have heard yet also a name that has likely surrounded you in the UK over the past few days. Tony Foulds is not a big iconic celebrity; he is a rather lovely man, entirely deserving of cake, and one who has occupied my thoughts over the last week. Tony Foulds was 8 … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Michael Barbaro

I am addicted to American politics. I put this down to two contributing factors; firstly, I was very impressionable at the age of 17/18 when I studied for my History A Level. My course included a year spent studying American History, they took us out to Boston, I tried Reese’s Pieces for the first time, I was hooked. Incidentally, at … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Amber Butchart

On Friday, I was lucky enough to attend a talk by fashion historian Amber Butchart about Charles II and his impact on men’s fashion. Combining my love of all things seventeenth century with my love of fashion, this was always going to peak my interest and I have become something of a fan of the rather wonderful Amber. I get … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Louis XIV

Today’s post will be a brief one as I am currently on holiday… my first proper getaway in many many years. I have spent the past few days exploring the city and Palace of Versailles with Chris. How could I not want to bake a cake for King Louis XIV of France and Navarre (1643 – 1715), a Monarch who … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Mary Ellis

On Wednesday morning last week, I awoke to the news that Mary Ellis had died. I sat upright in my bed and cried before breakfast. I did not know Mary Ellis but her passing saddened me, even at the grand old age of 101, because she was one of the VERY few. Mary Ellis was one of the very few … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Rebecca Rideal & Dan Morelle

Regular visitors to this blog or to my website in general will likely know that I have something of a passion for history. Anyone who knows me or has spent any time with me will know that I am a massive history geek who is either consumed within a history book, writing about the seventeenth century, or banging on about … Read More

Happy Restoration Day!

29th May will always be a very special day for me; it is Restoration Day! If you’ve ever looked at my About page or spoken to me for more than five minutes, you will know that I am a huge history geek and have been an avid reader of anything relating to The Restoration period (1660-1685) for longer than I … Read More