Review: Armada, 12 Days to Save England

Dan Snow’s latest documentary on the defeat of the Spanish Armada had something of the air of Hollywood about it. A clever mix of acting, action, narration, commentary and CGI brought this tense moment of history to life. Indeed, its greatest success on that score was achieved by underlining just how much hung in the …

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Review: Tales From The Royal Wardrobe

Following on from her documentary last year, Tales from the Royal Bedchamber, Dr. Lucy Worsley this time explores the significance of the royal wardrobe. As ever, she makes her history playful and fun, prancing about replicas of various royal get-ups down the ages and describing Cromwell as a bit ‘rufty tufty’. Firstly, I have to …