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Here, we will delight you with information, curiosities, history and legends from locations across Europe. Everything can be seen by those whose eyes have the power to observe... follow us and we will show you where to look! If you wish to write for us, visit the page www.mysteriumtours.com/careers

The Opium Years

16th November 2019
Category: England France

Opium Opium is a brown, sticky tar-like substance. It is part of the opioid family of drugs and is a highly dangerous compound. It is made from the extract of poppy seeds and is a Class A controlled contraband. Opium is essentially heroin. Chances of both addiction and death for users is extremely high.  The drug […]

William Shakespeare

11th November 2019
Category: England

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers in English History. He wrote in iambic pentameter that made even the drunkest of Elizabethan actors sound good, modern day scholars describe him as having a unique and timeless insight into the human psyche and he wrote about cultures, places and History that frankly […]

Famous Dogs from History

8th November 2019
Category: England

Famous Dogs from History As a nation, we love our four-legged furry friends. We play with our dogs, we work with them and we spend an inordinate amount of time posting pictures of them onto Social Media. Today we are looking at Famous Dogs from History.   The Murder of Edward VI’s Famous Dog Following […]

Bonfire Night and the tale of Guy Fawkes

1st November 2019
Category: England

Bonfire Night and the tale of Guy Fawkes   Although Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill the king was not successful, the un-exploded bombs can be heard across the British Isles every year on Bonfire Night. It is for this reason, the sheer extent of the legacy left by […]

The little spoken about Death of King George V

26th October 2019
Category: England

The little spoken about Death of King George V   This post is the third post in my series of regicides and attempted regicides across the British Isles. To read part one about Edward II and the infamous red hot poker please click here, or to read about Charles I and the British civil war, […]

The Regicide of King Charles I

23rd October 2019
Category: England

Regicide: Charles I This is the second installment of my series on Regicide from the British Isles. To read the first article, please click here. Today we are going to look at the execution of King Charles I and the political hotpot that led to the executioner’s block. The monarchy in Great Britain is taken […]

A Leathal Debate

22nd October 2019
Category: Hungary

A lethal debate between Wallenstein and Zrinyi   The lethal debate between General Wallenstein and György Zrinyi was just the beginning of the hostilities between the Habsburgs and the Zrínyis… This story took place during the Thirty Years’ War. This war was raging primarily in Central Europe between 1618 and 1648. It was one of the most […]

The Tower of London – Part 2

10th October 2019
Category: England

The Tower of London During my last edition of the Mysterium Tours Blog, I talked through some of the History of The Tower of London, mainly how it functioned as a zoo for a large part of the 1300’s. Click here to read the full article. This week we will go into how The Tower […]

The Tower of London – Part 1

4th October 2019
Category: England

The Tower of London The Tower of London is an impressive sight located on the North bank of the River Thames. William the Conqueror built the White Tower which gave the site it’s name. It has been used as a fortress and a prison for the Monarchy, it has held infamous inmates such as the […]

Stone Henge

2nd October 2019
Category: England

Stone Henge Stone Henge is monolithic, prehistoric, and awesome-oric. Made up of eighty-three stones, the structure is impressive but perhaps more impressive than it’s structure, is its mystery. It was built four to five thousand years ago and is considered to be a prehistoric monument. Pre-historic literally means, before written records. It is because of […]

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