Is the colon overused in historical titles?
No, I don’t mean the organ in our bodies. I mean the : in historical writings. What I’m about...Continue reading
Vikings: Final Season Review
Contains spoilers – although everyone dies in historical fiction at some point, right? “Perhaps the golden age of the...Continue reading
Historical TV Review: Barbarians
Beware: This review will contain some spoilers, but as Barbarians is based on a factual episode in history, these...Continue reading
Should historical TV dramas come with a warning label that they may include fictitious content?
I skirted around this question in my last blog. There I argued the benefits of historical TV dramas in...Continue reading
Historical computer games and collective memory
Historical computer games, much like historical films, are perhaps entitled to a little ‘artistic licence’. The obvious example being...Continue reading
The positive uses of TV as Public History
In 1994 social historian Raphael Samuel warned those associated with the academic discipline of history to not dismiss the...Continue reading
History is actually useful, who knew!
We often study the past because we have a fascination with a certain century, period or topic. Something stands...Continue reading
The Background for Bond: Ian Fleming, James Bond and the British wartime Secret Service
Our resident blogger, Miles Clayton, takes us through Ian Fleming’s inspiration for James Bond. There are very few people...Continue reading