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New Award for Historical Middle-Grade Fiction or Nonfiction

The winner of last weeks Book Give-Away for THE JUMBIES is Leslie Zampettis. Congratulations Leslie! Please send your address so Tracey can send you your prize. 348 more words

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Deadwood and the Drive for Historical Realism

Most Western movies aren’t known for, or popular because of, their historical accuracy; they’re just realistic enough to get by. They feature a lot of action, a clear moral dichotomy in characters, overt patriotism, an overwhelming male presence, and an idealistic view of life in the Wild West. 988 more words

Students Surprised to Find Noah's Ark Feasible

Advanced physics students at Leicester University were tasked with determining if the Biblical dimensions of Noah’s ark—assuming it was properly constructed—could have supported the mass of 70,000 animals. 544 more words


Is Historical Accuracy Worth The Price?

What would you pay for a historically accurate movie or TV Show? This is a question constantly asked by people involved in the production of historical entertainment for the big and little screen. 507 more words

Ancient Rome

Yorvik Viking Festival 2015

Hello and Welcome, to my account of the 31st annual Yorvik  Viking Festival which took place in York in February 2015.

This was the first reenactment show of this season, and will also be one of the biggest. 610 more words

Viking Reenactment

Should we bring historians to the movies?

Guest post by Thomas Leitch

Why do otherwise intelligent and discriminating people routinely come away from movies like Selma, American Sniper, The Imitation Game, and… 786 more words

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