The History of the Spanish Princess: Katherine arrives in England

By request, I have begun watching The Spanish Princess. The show, by its own admission, takes dramatic licence with history for the sake of creating a dramatic story. I was surprised then to see just how much of the show is rooted in actual history. Characters are aged up (or down) in places, but then… Read More The History of the Spanish Princess: Katherine arrives in England

Accuracy, Authenticity and Accessibility: The White Queen

BBC’s new historical drama,’The White Queen began on Sunday, with an impressive 5.3 million viewers tuning in to watch the whirlwind romance between Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. A great deal of modern historical fiction deals with Henry VIII and his choice of wives, but it is the commoners turned queen that command the most… Read More Accuracy, Authenticity and Accessibility: The White Queen