European History

Christmas In Wartime

Christmas during wartime, just as in life, shines with a different glow than that in more peaceful years. Luxuries are often non-existent and even basics are scarce but soldiers and civilians find ways to celebrate. This week on History with Mark Bielski, I look at the holidays in difficult times from the crowning of William the Conqueror in 1066 to USO Shows for American soldiers.

Tudor England in the Media

Mark discusses Tudor England with Professor Bill Robison from Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU). Professor Robinson, who is chair of the history department at SELU, talks about how people see Tudor England portrayed in film and on TV. They especially concentrate on the Showtime series “The Tudors,” which is historical fiction set in 16th C or the 1500s. They also discuss two of the books Professor Robison has written and/or edited. As head of the history department, Professor Robinson specializes in British History and European History after 1500.