There are not many people who appear in the indexes of all three of these books, on quite different topics: A Handbook of Medieval Sexuality; Warfare and Society in the Barbarian West, 450-900; and The
History Matters met Prof Laurent Turcot, historical advisor on Assassins Creed: Unity, to talk popular history, video games and controversy. Interview and translation by Anna Jenkin. Laurent, how did you become a historical advisor for
The recent events in Paris and the subsequent debates about freedom of speech and the conflict of cultures between immigrants and their host societies have also raised historical questions about France, and how the particularities
Mary Beard recently posted on this blog advocating a greater place for the specialist historian in writing and presenting historical documentaries. Nowhere is her point more pronounced than in relation to under-represented periods of history.