author={Steven Fielding},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={487 - 511}
  • S. Fielding
  • Published 3 May 2013
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
ABSTRACT Inspired by the debate about the influence feature films exerted over popular political attitudes during the interwar period, this article explores how one of cinema's most popular genres, the historical drama, represented British politics during the 1930s. It concentrates on eight films that depicted leading figures from Britain's modern political past, ranging from Robert Clive and Pitt the elder to Queen Victoria by way of Benjamin Disraeli. The article emphasizes how this… 
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