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ITV’s Endeavour is the best period drama on TV, and here’s why

5 February 2018

I wrote a little blog about ITV’s Endeavour. Hope you enjoy! https://medium.com/@RebeccaRideal/itvs-endeavour-is-the-best-period-drama-on-tv-and-here-s-why-2ecc92a4284

Mythconceptions

19 January 2018

I was asked to write a piece for The Guardian about historical ‘facts’ we often get wrong. Obviously, any list is always going to be highly subjective, but here are the...

The Crown isn’t “lying”. It’s time we accepted that historical drama is fiction

5 January 2018

My latest piece for New Statesman: https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/tv-radio/2018/01/crown-isnt-lying-it-s-time-we-accepted-historical-drama-fiction

As an actor, Meghan Markle comes from a long line of trailblazing women

29 November 2017

My piece for the Guardian can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/28/meghan-markle-prince-harry