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Strangely inaccurate

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-2018

Seems to sacrifice the story for the narrative. Interesting premise, but the execution was lacking

Sweeping Political Narrative of the Tudor/Stuarts

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-2018

A great account of the political history of the T/S reign. I would have liked to have heard more than the political story however. There was an attempt to do this through a series of separate 'social history ' lectures, but these lectures tended to focus on the literature of the day, the workplaces and professions of the day and the anthropological 'day in the life of a...' rather than delving into any accounts of real people who lived during that time as normal every day Britons. There were attempts to do this by 'imagining' a woman who might have lived throughout that time, but I'm not sure why we couldn't have actually heard true accounts of those living under the British monarchs. On the plus side, I have a new found interest in Queen Anne and I'm fascinated Charles I and II. In all, it was great for what it was, but I'm now only more intrigued to understand the deeper and wider history of England during this period.

Entertaining, unputdownable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-2017

Very imaginative story within the confines and conventions of the Hollywood Narrative. We all know how it'll end but that doesn't interfere with the very unique journey to the end which is fascinating from the first chapter to the last.
I enjoyed it thoroughly