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Top 5 Posts of 2020

2020 was a bit of a whirlwind, wasn’t it! I had a lot more blog posts germinating in my mind than I actually wrote down and published. Though it is nice to look back at what I did manage to write last year and reflect that there were still plenty of good times had. Just in case you missed them and for the sake of reflection, here is a round up of the top 5 most read blog posts on Memoirs of a Teapot for 2020. Starting with number 5, of course.

Number 5: Bligh: Hero or Villain?

At the end of 2019, the National Australian Maritime Museum displayed a new exhibition about William Bligh. He is the infamous survivor of the Bounty mutiny and one time Governor of NSW who was overthrown in Australia’s only military coup. This post chats about the exhibition’s unique method of displaying aspects of his character and actions.

Number 4: Why Study History?

This is quite a reflective blog post about why I think that history is important and why we need to put more emphasis on promoting the study of this subject today. It was the result of many years of thought on the topic and was triggered by the events of 2020.

Number 3: Memoirs of a History Blogger IV

In these posts, I like to share some behind the scenes of being a history blogger and a student of history. In this edition I chat about starting a Masters degree in ancient history, giving Memoirs of a Teapot a revamp to update its mobile readability and what I was reading at the beginning of the year.

Study Archaeology

Number 2: Jane Austen at Home

This post is a review of one of my favourite reads of 2020: Lucy Worsley’s Jane Austen at Home. I’ve been a Jane Austen fan for a long time but I’ve never really read up about her life and times. This is an excellent book for doing that; it’s witty and easy to read.

Number 1: Plantagenets

Also in my top reads of 2020 was Plantagenets by Dan Jones. It seems this is a popular one generally, judging by the number of views this review received! I really enjoyed this chronological look at the kings and queens of Plantagenet England. I am also planning to read and review the next instalment; The Wars of the Roses this year.

History Books

So there you have it; the 5 most popular posts published on Memoirs of a Teapot in 2020. Thank you for your readership! I hope to write many more history posts that will pique your interest in 2021. Certainly they will include more history book reviews and hopefully more historic houses and exhibitions.

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