I’ve loved history for as long as I can really remember. I distinctly recall sitting in my friend’s bedroom when we were around 9 or 10, and working on our Henry 8th project for school, and we could have chosen any topic in the whole world to present on, but we went for history. It carried through to my GCSE’s, ‘A’ levels, and I had a place to read History at Warwick University, though I didn’t end up taking them up on it, but that’s a whole other story…!
My parents are not very interested in the subject, so I know it wasn’t their influence that had me hooked. But I would like to think that maybe, just maybe, one of my pair will share my enthusiasm for the subject, one day. And until they really grasp what it’s all about, we’ll be going out and about exploring, having adventures, surrounded by beautiful sites, brimming with history…
On our recent trip to Lincolnshire, we took in Tattershall Castle, Lincoln Cathedral and Castle, Gunby Hall and Belton House. These photos are from Tattershall Castle and Belton House. The kids are probably oblivious to the history surrounding them, but it’s the excitement that I see in their faces as they run from room to room and career around the grounds and gardens that makes the trips feel magical, and I’m sure that all of the history is seeping in somewhere!
How about you? What passions are you hoping your kids will share with you?