Tames Alan is known for her in-depth research and lively presentational style.

She kindles a thirst for history while entertaining the audiences with her knowledge and humor."


Pierce & King County Libraries

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In Britain, The Mandatory Schooling Act passed in 1880, making it compulsory to attend school for 5- to 12-year-olds. This was a real hardship for poorer families, because they lost the income the children were bringing in.

Tames’ head is full of random historical facts from her research, and this is where she shares them. New facts are added bi-monthly, so check back regularly to see what Tames has dug up.

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Get a little taste of history!              


Every month, Tames posts a new, authentic historical recipe. 


This month's recipe is:

Byzantine Pork with wine and Honey

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