Great British Castles: Dover Castle

Have you been to Dover Castle, Kent? If you have, you might know something of the multi layered history it has been a part of over centuries! Recently, I watched Dan Jones’ British Castles: Dover Castle. In an engaging, upbeat way, the documentary covers the dramatic social history of Dover Castle. 5 things you (probably)…

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Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors

Perhaps you have noticed the trend; my last few blog posts on documentaries have all been presented the same person: If Walls Could Talk: The Living Room, and The Kitchen, as well as The Age of the Regency. In all these documentaries, history comes alive through the presenter interacting with historical objects, buildings and landscapes. So,…

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If Walls Could Talk: The Kitchen

A month ago, I posted a review on Lucy Worsley’s documentary series If Walls Could Talk. As a recap, this is a four part series covering the history of the most important rooms in the house: the living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Just recently I watched episode 4 of the series about the evolution…

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The Age of the Regency

Just recently, I watched all three episodes of Lucy Worsley’s documentary Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency. I was keen to find out more about the world that Jane Austen was living and writing in, and I wasn’t disappointed! This documentary ‘shows’ rather than ‘tells’ you about the past. It covers architecture, art, literature,…

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If Walls Could Talk – Living Room

Some of my favourite TV shows include Grand Designs, and Restoration Man. I really enjoy seeing what houses can become, both the new and the old. It’s the way individuals plan houses and interpret them through their own lives that gives a house personality and life. The current documentary series that I’ve been enjoying is…

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