The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

It’s all in a name

On 11 June 1925, two sisters marry two friends at St Matthew’s Church, a short walk from Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. But who was who, and why … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · 6 Comments


I’m on a train from Colchester to Liverpool Street, rolling above the east London neighbourhoods I used to know so well from other train journeys. Ilford, Manor Park, Bethnal Green; … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 2 Comments