Killing the King with Porter … part two.

My last post for the CRECs blog was about my very fun (and sometimes messy) experience of making a short film about the treason trials of the 1790s. I’m very excited to say that the film is now online. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the history of treason or freedom of speech (a ‘British value’? maybe not …), about the radical firebrand John Thelwall, or just about what happens if you get a bit too breathy near a pot of porter, then do feel free to check it out here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02msxbt

The film was made as part of my participation in the BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinkers scheme, which aims to support early career academics in bringing their research to a public audience. The films by most of my nine fellow NGTs are also online here. I think they’re all pretty brilliant, but the eighteenth-centuryists and Romanticists among you may especially enjoy Alun Withey (Exeter) on eighteenth-century barber shops, Daisy Hay (Exeter) on Disraeli’s marriage, and Tom Charlton (Stirling) on marginalia.

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