China

Empress Wang – The usurper’s daughter

Empress Wang happened to be the daughter of one of China’s most notorious usurpers. Her tragic life showed that she was a pawn in her father’s ambitions. Due to her father’s will, she married Emperor Ping. Yet, when her father usurped the throne for himself, she very rarely defied him except on minor occasions. In [read more]

Elizabeth II

Review: Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s)

It is no surprise that the Jubilee year would see at least one new documentary on the impressive 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s) was directed by Roger Michell, who died in September 2021 and is thus his last project. The documentary unfolds under several headings, such as Mummy, Horribilis and [read more]