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My First Love?

I have had a lifelong love of history although I didn’t know it myself. Looking back on some of the many family/school trips in my life, my favourite moments have all involved immersing myself in the past.

The best part of my Grade 8 trip to New Brunswick? It was the Carleton Martello Tower.

You would think that West Edmonton Mall would have been a highlight for me but instead Fort Edmonton got me all excited.

It didn’t get any better as I grew older.

While studying English Literature and History at university I became involved in the university’s Medieval Club which introduced me to Living History as a hobby. A hobby that I have enjoyed now for 15+ years.

I am often surprised at how history affects our lives in subtle ways. This is one of my motivations for starting TheHistoryphile.

I’m also an avowed research junkie. I really love to look things up. Something will pique my interest and I just have to find out more about it. My bookshelves at home can testify to this. This blog is somewhere to put my research so that I can share my addiction with others; others whom I hope will appreciate my efforts.

What are some of your experiences with the past? Leave a comment below and we can commiserate.

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Come sail away!

Welcome to my mad adventures through history. It may be a bit of a bumpy ride but it will definitely be worth it.

I’ll be using this blog as a repository for:

  • interesting historic facts as I come across them;
  • the research for projects I’ll be working on or wished I could work on;
  • any ramblings that I may have about how history affetcs our lives even though we may not be aware of it.

I’ll be posting at least a couple of times a week so came back often or you could just use the handy subscription button to the right to receive notifications of new posts.

You could also follow me on Twitter @TheHistoryphile.

So sit down, buckle yourself in and get ready for the adventure!

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