I have an MA in public history and a BA in American studies. I love history and travel and enjoy writing articles on both subjects.
Should You Pay A Freelancer on Fiverr to Promote Your YouTube Videos?
I have had my YouTube channel since 2014. I uploaded my first video in 2016 and since then, I have sporadically uploaded 54 videos. However, after completing my Master's degree, I had more free time and wanted to try and grow my YouTube channel and so, I read all the advice out there, most of which seemed to tell creators to be consistent. Taking this advice, for the last six months, I have uploaded one video per week on the same day and at the same time.
Homelessness in Los Angeles
I have recently come across a YouTuber called German in Venice. In many of his videos, he highlights social issues in Los Angeles, especially homelessness. I was aware of the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles, after visiting here back in 2012. However, I was shocked to see how some of the more popular areas have people living in tents by the side of the road. However, since I visited in 2012, the amount of people that are living in camps, hostels and cars in the Los Angeles area has got significantly worse.
Virginia House was once located in Warwick, England, where it had been re-modelled a series of times by various owners before making the journey across the Atlantic to Virginia. Its original location formed part of a succession of buildings that had stood on the site for almost nine hundred years. Between the years of 1114 and 1119, the Priory of Saint Sepulchre was founded on the site by Henry de Newburgh, the first Earl of Warwick. In 1547, the original buildings were pulled down and a mansion built, finished in 1566. The home was once again sold in 1584, to Sir John Puckering, a lawyer and Speaker of the House of Commons. He remodelled the house somewhere between the years 1581 and 1611. In 1727, the house was acquired by Henry Wise, Royal Gardener to Queen Anne and George I, staying in the family until 1851 when it was sold to the Oxford Junction Railway Company. The house was sold in 1925, where it was purchased by American Diplomat Alexander Weddell and his wife.
Agecroft Hall, Virginia
Richmond businessman Thomas C. Williams was part of Virginia's upper-class society. A set that promoted antiquarianism and Anglophile attitudes. Williams was planning on building an English manor-style house on the James river and so he travelled to England, in search of items and inspiration for his new home. Whilst Williams initially travelled for inspiration, he ended up purchasing an entire fifteenth-century medieval manor house in Pendlebury, Greater Manchester, called Agecroft Hall. The Agecroft Hall that Williams purchased can be dated to around the end of the reign of Henry VII, or the beginning of that of Henry VIII, although parts of the south and west wings appear to have been built about a century later. The home once consisted of twenty rooms including a great hall, parlour, dining parlour, several bed chambers and a private chapel.  However, the home went through many changes and renovations throughout its years, including a fire in 1894, which destroyed two wings of the house.
Police Communication Boxes
Every day, thousands of pedestrians walk past this green police box on Surrey Street in Sheffield, I am one of them. However, it was not until I started to write a blog, that I decided to take a closer look at the unusual green box.
The Sheffield Cholera Epidemic of 1832
Asiatic Cholera (also known as Cholera Morbus or Spasmodic Cholera) began in the Ganges Valley Delta, India in 1826. It spread into Persia and then by 1929, it was in southern Russia. It spread along sea routes across Europe and reached the UK in 1831. The British Ambassador in St Petersburg wrote to London in 1830, warning them of the raging disorder that was a sort of plague. Russian ships were put into quarantine as they entered British ports. However, the process was not strictly regulated. By 1831, the disease had reached Berlin, Hamburg and entered Britain via the port of Sunderland in October of 1831.
The 2021 TikTok Sea Shanty Craze
Back in 2019, sea shanties were cast into the mainstream when the movie, Fisherman's Friends was released. Based on a true story, the movie tells the tale of a group of Cornish fishermen from Port Isaac who signed a record deal with Universal Records. The group achieved a top 10 hit with their debut album of traditional sea shanties. Fast forwards to 2021 and sea shanties would again be launched into the limelight by young singers and musicians on the social media app, TikTok.
YouTube, Where the Internet Trolls Hang Out.
Internet trolls are not things that I have ever really had to deal with, nor that I have given much thought to. I have seen a lot in the media about cyberbullying, as I am sure everyone has. Fortunately, I have never been the victim of any such attack, until I recently encountered a nasty little internet troll on YouTube.