Why I’m a Roundhead and not a Cavalier

Why it’s better to be a Roundhead than a Cavalier – Tony McMahon looks at the terrible truth about King Charles I

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The filth and stench at Versailles

You may have seen the BBC drama series Versailles about the scandal and decadence revolving around King Louis XIV and his court in the late 17th century. He built a vast palace at Versailles into which the French aristocracy were forced to take up residence so the king could keep a beady eye on them….

Top ten medieval TV series – my recommends!

Like most of you – I love watching historical TV series.  Even the ones that are a little suspect from a factual point of view.  Some lists of medieval TV series include stuff I wouldn’t regard as being strictly medieval.  Hope I’m a bit more authentic here.  We’ve been spoilt in the recent past so…