Greetings, esteemed visitor!

I am Jimmy, I recently completed a degree in Modern European History at Cambridge and I am especially interested in Russian history and culture, especially during the Russian Empire. My research at Cambridge was focused on music as an expression of Russian patriotism during the later Napoleonic Wars (1812-15).

I created this site in order to share my passion for history with the wider world, and hopefully encourage greater interest in history among readers. I travel frequently around Europe, mainly visiting historical sites. The theme of this blog is rather simple. I post a photo from my overseas travels, and I provide some form of historical and cultural context for it. Rather than a simple image caption of 30-40 words, I seek to write a full length blog post which I hope will be of interest to readers.

Enjoy reading!

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