Happy New Year all! This month is history on film month, because I have decreed it, and what better way to start than looking at the most filmed British monarch; Elizabeth I. Here is a selection of the more modern filmic depictions of Gloriana (and one early one) and whether they are worth a watch.
Reign, a period drama created for The CW, is two episodes in and is gaining a fair amount of mixed reviews. There are those who are quite happy to ignore the history behind the piece and enjoy the drama and entertainment value, while many are criticising the absurd acting and arguing that it is simply… Read More Reign: The “Story” of Mary, Queen of Scots
One of the greatest problems we, as historians, face is one of discerning people and personalities from sources. We can happily find out where a person was, what they did, where, how and why they did it, who they did it with etc. We can even look at the lasting repercussions of a persons actions… Read More People and Personalities: Francis Drake