About Me

Welcome to The Historian Next Door! I’m Frankie. I’m a historian, a writer, and a mum. I grew up in a large family which embraced the history all around us and my childhood inspired my never-ending love of all things historical.

I’m the author and co-creator of The Histronauts book series, a regular contributor to Aquila magazine, I’ve written short films for Tate Kids and I have a PhD in Medieval History from the University of Birmingham. I’m also very proud to run Histronauts workshops at museums and bookshops all over the UK. Look out for us at an event near you in the future!

I love to travel and have visited some incredible places all over the world, but I’m most at home wandering around the grounds of medieval castles or sat amongst stacks of books in the library.

This blog is all about making history accessible for the entire family, whether that’s through places to visit, books to read, shows to watch, or things to do. I want to share history as a teacher and a parent.

The past is so much more than just something we studied at school. Historians, writers, filmmakers and museum practitioners all over the world are striving to make the past accessible to all audiences, from the oldest to the youngest.

So, whether you need help with some homework, want to visit somewhere with a historical tale to tell, or just want to know the latest books to read for a school project, join me as I explore the past and all it has to offer.

You can also find me over on Pinterest and Instagram.

I’m always looking for exciting collaborations and the opportunity to review or to guest write on other sites so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to know more. You can read my interview with Smart History Blogging here.