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Reviews

Film Review: Spencer

A fable from a true tragedy. The new Spencer film sums itself up quite nicely before it has even begun. It centres around three days of Christmas at Sandringham with the royal family and during which Diana decides to leave Charles. I went in with quite negative expectations, based on other people’s experiences of seeing [read more]

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Victoria & Abdul Movie Review

Victoria & Abdul is the story of the unlikely friendship between the elderly Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, an Indian attendant who quickly rose through the ranks and eventually became her “Munshi” or spiritual teacher. The story begins as Abdul is selected to present Queen Victoria with a Mohur coin in her Golden Jubilee year [read more]

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Mary Queen of Scots

The final hours of Mary, Queen of Scots

On 8 February 1587 at the age of 44 and after 20 years of imprisonment, Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle after being implicated in the Babington plot. She was only told she would be executed the day before and she wrote several things, including her last will and testament. Mary to [read more]

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Mary II of England

Michiel de Ruyter Film Review

Even though a royal woman only makes a short appearance in this film, I wanted to write a review on this film. It’s quite possibly one of the biggest Dutch releases of this year and is about an especially restless period in Dutch history. Its main character Michiel de Ruyter is a scruffy, unkempt man [read more]