Author Memoirs of a Teapot


Welcome to Memoirs of a Teapot!

Hi, my name is Caitlyn. I’m an Australian historian who loves to share stories about the past.

I have always had a passion for learning about the past – ancient, medieval and modern. It should be said though, that while ancient history is my first love, the early medieval period is my favourite. In the recent past I have been up to my elbows studying ancient history, education, and museum and heritage studies. I have also grown to love Australian colonial history through teaching and tour guiding. I have completed a masters thesis about early medieval women and funerary displays in England and am now embarking on a PhD looking further into post-Roman funerary rites.

This blog was inspired by a tea set that I researched several years ago decorated with a delicate gilt spider webs and tiny coloured flowers. I love how objects can have such fascinating stories. But objects aren’t the only things that tell stories, so I also write about historic buildings, museum exhibitions, books, and history teaching, research and writing. I hope that I can share my love of history with you and inspire curiosity, wonder, and excitement about past objects, places, and people.

So make yourself a cup of tea, pull up a comfy chair and let’s begin!

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Terrace House 2 Ways Melbourne

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