Reblogged to My Other Blog. This is the first of a very interesting series of articles. If you are interested in history or enjoy historical drama on the big or small screen this blog is well worth a read.
One of the questions that I get asked by some of our regular visitors to Peterborough Museum goes something like this:
‘Have you seen (insert name of film or television drama set in at some period in history) yet?’
A cautious yes will then inevitably lead to the follow up question:
‘So is that what really happened then? Was it really like that?’
It’s something I have an interest in personally, not just with my historian’s hat on, but as someone who enjoys films and is a regular cinema-goer. I enjoy historical movies, as well as dramas on the television and, more often than not, manage to switch off my historical faculties and just try to enjoy the drama for what it is. Even so…
The question of accuracy in the dramatization of historical events on the screen is nothing new, but it has recently been featured in a number…
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