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Victorian Trees and Tudor Pies: Exploring Customs of Christmas Past

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the holiday season, where we reflect on the year gone by, spend time with friends and family and inevitably indulge in our favourite traditions. During this festive time of reflection and celebration, have you ever considered how far back Christmas traditions go? I certainly hadn’t, until I … Continue reading Victorian Trees and Tudor Pies: Exploring Customs of Christmas Past

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Dare to be Like Dracula: The Mesmerizing Power of History & Horror

Vampires look like humans. Some so beautiful they hypnotize people. Three such mesmerizing vampires seduced a lawyer from England, Jonathan Harker, when he visited Castle Dracula for the first time. It's not until after Harker escapes from the female vampires' deadly spell that he realizes Dracula, his host, only wants one thing: human blood. This … Continue reading Dare to be Like Dracula: The Mesmerizing Power of History & Horror