Danielle Westerhof

Freelance Historian and Librarian

Danielle Westerhof - Freelance Historian and Librarian

From researching medieval attitudes towards the dead body for my PhD to providing research support to curatorial and conservation projects for the National Trust, my main interest is in keeping the past relevant to the present and the future. I also work as a freelance special collections librarian for the Trust and others, and am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

Book on display in the library at Felbrigg

Trusted Source: Helping you understand the big ideas behind our special places...

Trusted Source articles

The Hermitage at Selbourne, Hampshire by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, 1777

What is a hermitage?

In early Christianity, a hermitage was a place where religious men lived on their own to escape the temptations of the world. In eighteenth-century landscape gardens a hermitage was also a retreat, but for its aristocratic owners to rest in on their walks.

Read more