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As an actor, Meghan Markle comes from a long line of trailblazing women

29 November 2017

My piece for the Guardian can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/28/meghan-markle-prince-harry    

Yes, Gunpowder is brutal and sickening. Just like 17th-century Britain

29 October 2017

My second piece on BBC’s new dramatization of the Gunpowder Plot. This one was for Guardian, read here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/23/gunpowder-brutal-sickening-17th-century-britain-our-history#img-1...

The Gunpowder Plot’s influence on Britain goes far beyond BBC TV series or fireworks

21 October 2017

My article for New Statesman here: https://www.newstatesman.com/2017/10/gunpowder-plot-s-influence-britain-goes-far-beyond-bbc-tv-series-or-fireworks

Sylvia Plath had depression and a brain – she’s still allowed to smile

3 October 2017

My piece for New Statesman: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2017/10/sylvia-plath-had-depression-and-brain-shes-still-allowed-smile