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Author: Katherine Clements

Bettany Hughes © Channel 5

“It’s an unequal world.” Bettany Hughes on women in history, gender, and her love affair with Istanbul

January 4, 2018 Comments Off on “It’s an unequal world.” Bettany Hughes on women in history, gender, and her love affair with Istanbul

“When I first went into the BBC a producer said, ‘nobody wants to be lectured at by a woman’.”

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Peaky Blinders, © Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd & Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd 2017. Photographer: Robert Viglasky

Review: Peaky Blinders, Season Four, Episode One

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Peaky Blinders, Season Four, Episode One

“We’re going back…back to Small Heath,” says a blood-spattered Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) in the opening episode of Peaky Blinders, season four.

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Review: The Reformation, John Rylands Library, Manchester

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Reformation, John Rylands Library, Manchester

“So, what exactly is the Reformation?” asks one of my fellow journalists at the press preview of John Rylands Library’s new exhibition. There’s a pause from our guide that suggests this is not a new question.

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