History Blog Tour – Day 3: Teaching history to children

This week, to celebrate the publication of my first local history book, Bishop’s Stortford Through Time, I am very excited to be doing tour around various blogs talking about various aspects of my book: not just the subject matter, but also about writing and researching “history”.

One post a day – so 7 posts in total – spread across a wide and diverse mix of history-related blogs.

Today, day 3, you can read me on Ross Mountney’s Notebook talking about Home educating and history. Please click on the link or picture below to read my post.

My blog tour
You can catch me on the following dates and blogs discussing “all things history”, along with explaining about my recent book, on the following dates and sites.

About me
I have a MSt in Local and Regional History (Cantab); a BA History (Open University) and an Advanced Diploma in Local History (Oxon) – all gained as a mature student. Having been a business technologist in the City of London for the last 30 years, I am currently taking time away from my City career to write. My first history book, Bishop’s Stortford Through Time, was published by Amberley Publishing in September 2014. I have been commissioned to write a further three history books for them:-

  • Sudbury, Lavenham and Long Melford Through Time (due to be published summer 2015);
  • Saffron Walden Through Time (due to be published summer 2015); and
  • Postcards from the Front: Britain 1914-1919 (due to be published summer 2016).

I live in Essex, England, and regularly write about the local history of Essex and East Anglia on my blog.

Please do click on the image below to buy my book.Bishop's Stortford Through Time by Kate Cole

© Essex Voices Past 2014.

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2 Responses to History Blog Tour – Day 3: Teaching history to children

  1. Kate, I really enjoyed the guest post for today. http://rossmountney.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/home-education-and-history-a-guest-post/

    Congratulations on not only your victory to enable your son to return to school receiving the education he deserves, but for also home educating him. I got a real sense of the enjoyment that you both got from the experience. The biggest gift I suspect is the love of history, however that historical message is delivered.

  2. the narrator says:

    Oh yes – I’ve certainly given him a love for history. I overheard him chatting to a workman today who’s doing work in our house – he was telling him all about Richard III. Workman just looked baffled ;-)

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