Tag : Historical Drama

Fact, Fantasy, Fallacy?

11 months ago / 0 comments

Stephanie Bennett dissects the cultural phenomenon of historical dramatisations. With the recent popular televisation of Netflix’s The Crown and ITV’s Victoria, certain pertinent questions spring to mind stemming from such adaptations of history. Historical dramas, despite their misleading names, tend to rewrite and sensationalise aspects to such an extent that … Read More

BBC’s War and Peace: The story so far

3 years ago / 0 comments

We all know of Tolstoy’s infamous thousand page novel; not many of us have read it, but we might consider using it as a door stop on the off chance we happen to have a copy in our possession. The good old folks at the BBC have decided to grace … Read More

TV | The Mill – Bleak historical drama returns

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Mill, a grim and relentless tale of workers at a cotton mill in rural Cheshire, returns for a second series on Channel 4 this summer, and there is little alleviation from relentless bleakness. This second series sees the arrival of Southern migrant workers under the Poor Law Amendment Act … Read More

What’s On: The White Queen

6 years ago / 0 comments

The decision to translate Philippa Gregory’s The White Queen from print to screen cannot have been one taken lightly by head writer Emma Frost. Gregory’s novels are much loved by historians and readers alike, despite their historical inaccuracies but, ignoring them (which, as a History student, I’ve done many times), … Read More