There are some literary characters that become part of the culture and have entered the popular imagination. A select few fictional personages have achieved great fame and even mythic status. One of these is Robinson Crusoe, the hero of an… Read More ›
How much of Moby Dick was real?
Herman Melville’s Moby Dick (1851) is not only one of the best known but most important works of fiction in United States history. While Melville’s book is undoubtedly fiction, he drew widely from his experiences as a whaler and some incredible stories… Read More ›
Gladiator’s Historical Accuracy
Gladiator was a film released in 2000 starring Russell Crowe that focused on General Maximus Decimus Meridius, who was enslaved after escaping his execution for not supporting the new Roman emperor Commodus (starring Joaquin Phoenix). Maximus rises as a well-skilled gladiator,… Read More ›
The History of the Movie Peterloo
The movie Peterloo tells the story of a mass demonstration in Manchester in 1819, where British forces ultimately broke up the protest that was calling for increased democratic representation. The government forces killed many of the protesters, leading to the event to… Read More ›
How Historically Accurate is season 3 of The Last Kingdom?
Warning this article contains Spoilers!!! Read our previous articles on the historical accuracy for Season 1and Season 2 of The Last Kingdom. The TV series Last Kingdom, based on the Saxon Tales series written by Bernard Cornwell, continues for a third season, this time concentrating in… Read More ›
How Historically Accurate is Season 2 of Last Kingdom?
Warning: This article contains spoilers!!!! Check out our summaries for Season 1and Season 3. The Last Kingdom is a historical-based series set in Anglo-Saxon England in the 9th century AD during a time of major Viking (Norse and Dane) invasions. Season 2 focuses… Read More ›
How Historically Accurate is season 1 of The Last Kingdom?
This article contains spoilers!!!!! Check out our summaries for Season 2 and Season 3 The Last Kingdom is a popular television series recently released by the BBC and the show has strived to portray an accurate depiction of the time and reign of… Read More ›
How Historically Accurate is the Outlaw King?
Many of us know the story of Braveheart, where William Wallace leads a major rebellion against Edward I in the late 13th century. That movie did not only show the English as repressing the Scots but it also showed another prominent… Read More ›