Welcome to Green Hare History
Think of the history of Britain and the usual suspects come to mind: Victoria, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. But what about all the rest? British history is long, bloody, often contentious and sometimes shameful, but it is, above everything, a wonderous thing.
Our passion is to explore it, question it and write about it, even the gory, sad and nasty bits. We love contemporary accounts and we never get tired of primary sources, from portraits to chronicles to priceless objects and everyday items.
So, what is our purpose? Well, if you are thinking of visiting our shores we can help you with ideas of places to visit. Or perhaps you are an Anglophile who just wants to know more about the lesser known bits of our history.
We offer regular articles on any era or topic that takes our fancy and we are working on extending our posts on interesting places to visit. This site is new and we have plans to see it develop.
Please note: some of our pages are still under development, so please bear with us while we get them looking spick-and-span.
Today marks the 551st anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury, the final battle of the second phase of the Wars of the Roses. In terms
Princess Anne and her son, William Duke of Gloucester c1694 Sir Godfrey Kneller I’ve always found this painting particularly poignant. It depicts Princess Anne (later
When you have been known by your family and the world as Charles for 73 years, why would you suddenly want to change it so
Hi, I'm Samantha
My name is Samantha and I am a life-long history fan. From learning about Elizabeth Tudor from my nan to studying Medieval Studies at university, I love everything to do with the diverse and never-ending stories of our past.
As you will be able to tell from looking at the articles I have published so far, I am very eclectic in what I write about. I am trained as a medievalist, but now I research and write about whatever interesting story has taken my fancy this week. I can start the process researching about the Titanic and end up writing about Robert Todd Lincoln (yes, that happened).
You’ll also notice that I love faces. Portraits are a huge passion of mine whether that be elaborate royal propaganda pieces or heart-breaking photographs of World War One casualties, and I use them as often as I can. The one thing I am a stickler for, however, is using original pictures where I can: I hate it when you see Victorian melodramatic images of a medieval person or Tudor event so they are banned!