Posts by Fraser McAlpine

10 Little-Known Facts About the Real Wolf Hall

This Sunday (April 5), the recent BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Out The Bodies comes to PBS, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis. It’s the story of Thomas Cromwell, a lawyer and former mercenary …

Quiz: To Which British Era Do You Belong?

When looking back over the history of humanity (or just the history of Britain), we have our favorite eras. To be a fly on the wall in Chaucer‘s time, to hear him tell “The Miller’s Tale” to an audience with no …