True History: Tautology or paradox?

In this month’s guest blog, Professor Emma Smith (University of Oxford) – who will be a keynote speaker at our upcoming Changing Histories conference – explores the relationship between 'history' and 'truth', asking whether historical fiction has an obligation to the truth.  The recent prominence of two period films on widespread release – Mary Queen of Scots (dir. Josie Rourke) and The Favourite (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos) – has given … Continue reading True History: Tautology or paradox?