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...

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Vikings: Final Season Review

Contains spoilers – although everyone dies in historical fiction at some point, right? “Perhaps the golden age of the...

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Historical TV Review: Barbarians

Beware: This review will contain some spoilers, but as Barbarians is based on a factual episode in history, these...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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