Alexandra Jones

39 articles
Alexandra is an American historian and the founder of Houselore. She is based in Scotland, where she lives in a creaky castle and tends a poison garden.


Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall is a house of immense charm and character. It has many unusual features and is fortunate in suffering so little from alterations or additions in its history.

A Brief History of the Psychomanteum

The concept of a psychomanteum has been around since the time of the Ancient Greeks as a means to communicate with the deceased, and primarily utilizes the the method known commonly as 'mirror-gazing'.

The Ghost: A Cultural History

Ghosts are woven into the very fabric of life. In Britain, every town, village, and great house has a spectral resident, and their enduring popularity in literature, art, folklore, and film attests to their continuing power to fascinate, terrify, and inspire.

Curated Picks – June 6th, 2022

A curated selection of our favourite art, antiques, and vintage items for sale online. Pair of Oil Paintings - Naval...

Historic Outlander Filming Locations

If you're a fan of the TV series 'Outlander' (who isn't??) then you should put these beautiful castles, villages, and highlands on your itinerary.