I get a bit frustrated by the freeview history channel Yesterday. When it does factual history programmes they tend to be about the Sixties or more typically World War II and .... THE NAZIS - imgagine Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes saying it.
Yes alright its very important but there is more to History than that. The sixties isn't important just overrated - well I was born in the sixties so it had some importance.
The BBC have a more encompassing view of history and tonight there is part of what looks like a promising season of programmes on The Normans (BBC2 9pm with an accompanying programme on BBC4).
It won't just centre on the Battle of Hastings but look at the Saxon Culture at that time (probably little known by many of us) an the impact the Normans had on Europe.