Simon Schama

Margaret Thatcher: Gone With the Wind...

David McAlmont | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

By the time I got home somebody on Facebook was expressing concern about the fact that Ding Dong the Witch is Dead had entered the i-Tunes chart. Lyricist Yip Harburg would be delighted. He was a staunch socialist targeted by the House of Un-American Activities Committee. He wouldn't have liked Thatcher any.

Downton Blasted As 'Cultural Necrophilia'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Historian Simon Schama has attacked Downton Abbey, saying it "serves up a steaming, silvered tureen of snobbery". Writing in Newsweek, Schama, an e...

Travelling Light at the Whitechapel Gallery

Neil Simpson | Posted 19.02.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

How would you explain Britishness? If we were introducing a foreign ambassador to Britannia with no prior knowledge of her, save for the embarrassing 'ums' and 'ahs' of Mr Bean and Hugh Grant, we would surely draw on a few comfortable self-induced stereotypes.

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Simon Schama Discusses England's History Curriculum

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK

When asked about his role in overhauling England's national history curriculum, famed historian Simon Schama understates his contributions. "It's n...