about me

I went to Osborne House on the Isle of W

Hi, I'm Rebecca.

I'm a recent History graduate and I generally spend a lot of my time enjoying historical pursuits. These including visiting anything historic, reading anything historic and watching anything historic (spot a theme?).

I've been running my Instagram account @history_rambler_  for a few years now, and really enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for history.


Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight


I started my Instagram account about four years ago now and it was one of the best things I've done. I've hit over 1,000 followers, something I never would have imagined when I started the account. I wanted an outlet for my love of period dramas and to find people with similar interests and the wonderful Instagram community has certainly provided this!

It's also really encouraged me to become more creative with my content. I try to post unique and interesting images. One of my absolute favourite style of post to make is my cut-outs! If you've never seen one (see right) they feature a black and white cut-out from a film, tv series or real historical figure and I hold them up in front of a real location that was significant either to their lives or the filming. 


Emily Blunt in The Young Victoria (2009) at Ham House, Richmond

my interests

Jane Austen's House in Chawton reopened

Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy in Becoming Jane (2007) at Jane Austen's House in Chawton, Hampshire

I always identify myself as a Royal historian (i.e. my favourite thing to study is Kings and Queens) but here are some of other things I like, in no particular order:

  • Jane Austen - my homegirl, my favourite author and who I would want as my best friend if I lived in the 1800s.

  • The Tudors - this is my favourite period and one I've studied quite a lot. Whether its Henry and his six wives, Thomas Cromwell, Elizabeth I or anything in between, I'm there!

  • Victoria and Albert - these two are my favourite historical couple (everyone has a favourite historical couple, right?). Their love story is both adorable and heart-breaking.

  • Colin Firth - I will genuinely watch anything if it has Colin in. My current count is 28 of his films and, let me tell you, they weren't all great. 

  • Cats - I have one at home and she's the most precious thing (even if I think she might hate me a little bit).


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