Instagram isn't just for pictures of food, you can find some great historical accounts on there too. It can be hard to find them though, so today I want to highlight 10 lesser known insta accounts full of historical eye candy and interesting snippets of history:
clairemiles86 (Update her new handle is Hisdoryan)
Historian Claire's account is a treasure trove of gorgeous photos of church monuments among other things. Her account isn't just aesthetically pleasing, I like that she also provides lots of info about the monuments, I'm always interested to see where she's been visiting.
I'm loving Evelyn and Tristan's account, they have been photographing Norfolk's churches. Apparently they have 600 more to visit so it looks like this lovely account will be around for a while.
Rachel cares for historical objects for a living so you know her insta is packed full of interesting posts!
Angelica posts a lot of beautiful architectural pics from around London where she's based and the surrounding areas. Her photos of Rochester Castle are making me want to take a trip there soon!
Katie's account is full of lovely architecture and heritage sites around the UK. She includes lots of info on her posts, each one is like a mini blog post.
Lauren's based in York so lots of her pictures from heritage sites in northern England. Her landscape photos are also stunning.
Jon is based in Hereford and posts lots of creative photographs, historical and otherwise from around the UK, usually with a thoughtful quote.
This account posts from Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamurg, at 400 hectares it is the largest cemetery in Europe and the largest park cemetery in the world. It looks amazing, I will visit one day!
Tom is a postdoctoral fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington currently researching The Moravian Church and Trade in the Atlantic World (1758-1815). His insta is full of posts from his travels in Germany.
This account is from The Special Collections Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. It includes so interesting close ups of books from their collection, I'm looking forward to seeing more from them.
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