Hello, and welcome to DJChronicle!
My name is Daisy, and I’m a student of History and Literature at the University of East Anglia. When I’m not buried in books or scrambling to write essays, you can usually find me touring old buildings and museums.
DJChronicle is named for my initials (DJC), and chronicles, which are accounts of historical events. Here you can discover snippets of historical findings, anecdotes about my university life, tales of my explorations, and much more besides.
My passion for history started in a very simple place – Horrible Histories on CBBC. I still know the chorus to the Monarchs’ Song – which has proved useful on a couple of occasions! I’m always looking to visit historical sites and I’m often happiest when on the battlements of a castle or exploring the grounds of a monastery. The 17th century is my favourite to study, though I can’t exactly pinpoint why! In particular, I’m fascinated by the popular politics and beliefs of the English Civil Wars. Perhaps the infamous “King of Bling” song can take some credit?
History will forever be my first love, as literature was not something I seriously wanted to study until my GCSEs. I’ve always enjoyed reading, but I was quite content to leave it as a hobby until I was persuaded by my fantastic English teacher. She taught me from Year 7 to Year 13, and her lessons were always the highlight of the week. I adore Shakespeare’s plays, but my favourite piece of literature is the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. As for more modern fiction – anything by Daisy Johnson is sure to be a firm favourite of mine.
Thank you for visiting my blog; I hope you enjoy it!