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31 May 2013 @ 06:17 pm
oh for the television of other lands  
Mildly annoyed that there's now a BBC series based on Ian Mortimer's book The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018400g

Granted, the book is on my "to be purchased" list when it finally comes out in the US next month, but what can I say? I love history programs. And I know they always say the book is better, but as someone who is not at all good at picturing what things look like when I read about them, I find it very helpful to see sites and costumes and suchlike. Also, some of the things on TV don't always make it into the book - or at least this was the case with Lucy Worsley's series about the history of the home (which I saw courtesy of some kind soul on YouTube): because she'd spent a lot of time at the Weald and Downland Museum, there were "living history" details that just weren't in the book If Walls Could Talk.

ETA: huh. Apparently this is part of a whole "Tudor Court Season" on the BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p015vkbl/features/programmes

(Incidentally, has anyone read Thomas Penn's book on Henry VII? I keep seeing it in bookstores and wondering about it.)
 
 
 
viomisehuntviomisehunt on June 1st, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
It looks like there's going to be a program about young Queen Mary on Fox, but they're calling it "A soapy retelling" so you might want to hit someone after the first fifteen minutes.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on June 1st, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, probably. :)