By 1965, the James Bond films' glitzy go-lucky formula was starting to some up against an enemy more formidable than Blofeld: changing cultural times.
The history surrounding the most iconic film of the James Bond franchise involves politics, civil rights, Vietnam and a particularly crucial Presidential election.
The historical context of the second James Bond film involves the Cold War and hopes for a better world, many of which were dashed by the Kennedy assassination.
007 and History: The James Bond films in historical context, Part I, Introduction and “Dr. No.” [video]
How are the James Bond movies reflective of their times? In my new video series I'll explore the historical context of the 56-year film franchise, one movie at a time.
This painting commemorates the discovery, in 1639, of one of the world's great Iron Age art treasures, sadly now lost to history.
It's tradition to read the Declaration from beginning to end on the 4th of July. Here is my reading.
In my video series, you can take a look at some of the beautiful places associated with our first five Presidents, including Mount Vernon, Peacefield and Monticello.
The film is not accurate in the slightest, but with Christopher Lee as the title character, you hardly care.
I have a brand new website showcasing my online history classes, and a Twitch channel where you can get a taste of them. Please follow!
In April 1940, agents working for Stalin murdered tens of thousands of people here. Why? They were afraid of them thinking too much.