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by rex icelingas
Wed March 10th, 2010, 7:25 pm
Forum: Early Medieval (until about 1000 A.D.)
Topic: Any suggestions for HF in Charlemagne's era?
Replies: 15
Views: 9107

Somewhere in the garage I have a HF book about Charlemagne it was terrible Not that it wasnt Historically correct it was just so damn boring and goody goody about the King of the Holy Roman Empire. A far more interesting perspective would have been the poor people who had to suffer the religious int...
by rex icelingas
Wed March 10th, 2010, 7:20 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: barry lyndon
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

I think Kubrick is terrific what a legacy of film making Certainly I think Barry Lyndon is well worthy of rediscovery as its one of the most sumptuous looking Historical dramas ever.Not really my period but I really loved it and was like most Kubrick work very easy to get absorbed into, great music ...
by rex icelingas
Wed March 10th, 2010, 7:17 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Which book should be book of the month for April 2010?
Replies: 31
Views: 3276

`Paths of Exile `by Carla Nayland fantastically wrote with a good mix of adventure and Romance Historically very very good and nor does it make huge statements about a period that is particularly difficult and controversial I do not get the time to read much HF at the moment but I would go out on a ...
by rex icelingas
Thu July 9th, 2009, 8:49 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Robin Hood (TV series)
Replies: 50
Views: 3273

Yes the original legends of Robin Hood that we can find go back to the 14th Century to the reign of Edward II,only later stories put them in the 12th Century. There was a 1975 TV series `the legend of Robin Hood`that did indeed follow the original tales,unfortunately ive not seen them so i cant comm...
by rex icelingas
Thu July 9th, 2009, 8:42 am
Forum: Bernard Cornwell
Topic: Stonehenge
Replies: 12
Views: 3585

Stonehenge

Not normally a period i read but im a great fan of Cornwell`s work
I found the story fascinating and wondered if anyone else had any comments for this work or fancied a sequel?
by rex icelingas
Sun July 5th, 2009, 12:16 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Robin Hood (TV series)
Replies: 50
Views: 3273

Absoloute Drivel,Im so glad its been replaced by Total wipeout and no more series are being made I know what audience it was playing to,shame the makers prefered to do that than rather than present any authenticity any perhaps educate the casual viewer,what next an Indian Henry VIII ? I didnt enjoy ...
by rex icelingas
Sun July 5th, 2009, 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Historical Novels for People New to Historical Fiction
Replies: 34
Views: 2875

I was a total History snob who turned his nose up at HF Then i saw `Conscience of the King` by Alfred Duggan dealing with Cerdic,the founder of Wessex-interesting choice for a novel and worth a spin after that i was hooked! luckily my next choices were Sharon Penman`s Welsh Trilogy and Bernie C`s Ar...
by rex icelingas
Sat June 13th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Does Poetry count as Historical Fiction?
Replies: 24
Views: 3371

Interesting question I do a lot of research in the era of late antiquity,some of what we can ascertain from that era is taken from poetry lain down in print much later the Welsh sources often mention characters like Arthur,Maelgwn,Cunedda etc are these proper Historical claims of deeds? or bardic ex...
by rex icelingas
Sat June 13th, 2009, 3:13 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: BBC-second series of Ancient Rome needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 796

BBC-second series of Ancient Rome needed!

The good old BBC,thank goodness for them because every now and again they do some terrifically enthralling Historical Docu Dramas A couple of years back was an excellent six part series `Ancient Rome` chronicalling the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. The series covered the Gracchi,Julius Caesar,N...
by rex icelingas
Sat June 13th, 2009, 3:05 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Sequels+Remakes that should never happen
Replies: 93
Views: 6244

Ray Bradbury`s `Farenheit 451` is being remade by Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption,Green Mile) Now I admit Darabont is a talented director but still the question remains why? Hes certainly not François Truffaut,nor will he have the technical crew with film legends like Nicholas Roeg or Bernard H...

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