Charlotte Crow

Steven Poliakoff: A Gathering Storm

The writer and director Stephen Poliakoff talks to Charlotte Crow about how his view of the recent past has informed his new film, Glorious 39, a historical thriller.

Duel in the Crown

Charlotte Crow describes how a recent visit to India on the 150th anniversary of the Indian Mutiny became a flashpoint for Indians and Britons over the commemoration by the two nations.

Box Populi

Charlotte Crow reports a recent debate between historians and programme makers on the state of history on the small screen, and a television success in that field.

Orchestration... Or Castration?

The controversial decision to uncover the remains of the famous 18th-century castrato Farinelli in Bologna may or may not prove insightful for music historians ... while an exhibition on castrati in London illuminates this exclusive profession for the wider public.

Room with a View

Charlotte Crow glimpses the British Museum’s new exhibition of its own original collections in the great King’s Library.

Richer for Poorer

Charlotte Crow examines the restoration of Southwell Workhouse, the latest project from the National Trust.