About History Lizzie

Me staring longingly at Mr Darcy at Chatsworth House, but still wishing it was Colin Firth…


Welcome to my blog! My name is Lizzie, and I’m a Women’s History researcher, passionate about shoes, afternoon tea and country houses who primarily lives in the eighteenth century (well, I’d like to think so!).

I’m currently studying for my PhD at the University of Hull, researching women and their interaction with the world around them through their collections in the English country house during the eighteenth century. Want to know more about my academic research? Find my research profile here.

This blog is a way for me to share interesting stories from my research, as well as other tales of country houses, art, travel and literature. It’s also a way for me to indulge my unhealthy obsessions with Jane Austen, Paris and period drama. I hope you enjoy my journeys into the past – please leave me comments and questions, I’d love to hear what you think!

Follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @historylizzie (expect many Jane Austen, costume drama, country house and cake photos)!

She had a lively, playful disposition that delighted in anything ridiculous.” – Jane Austen

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