Anachronisms are always present

Anachronisms are what? Anachronisms in historical fiction are things that don’t belong in the period in question. The BBC always gets letters from viewers who spot some detail in a costume drama that is out of place. Often they are physical, such as an item of...

Irish history – do we need it?

Irish history is not on the curriculum in England Irish history appears only where ‘The Irish Question’ becomes important in British history, as I have commented before. I said then that Black History Month might discourage the teaching of the stories of...

Is ‘The Great’ still great?

The Great what? The Great was the title of a recent Channel Four series loosely based on the story of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. I commented before about the first series. and have now seen most of the second series. Sadly, I missed the last episode and...