Friday September 18, 2020

Henry VIII: slim, dark and Irish

Where would the movies be without history?

8th September, 2007

Where would the movies be without history?

What else can relieve television’s dreary pabulum of reality shows, food programmes, home makeovers and dyspeptic detectives?

In history, people had so much more fun - all that noble skulduggery, those heaving bosoms, intriguers, poisoners and rakes, rogues and mountebanks - and all those obligingly out-of-copyright novelists with classics to be filleted and filched.

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