My new book covers some of the same ground as this movie. I thought it was a poor film but this interview is really interesting, check it out!
As I promised previously, it’s time for an interview that I had the pleasure of doing by email with Lindsay Allason-Jones, who worked as the historical consultant on The Eagle (2011, dir. Kevin McDonald).
Lindsay Allason-Jones is the founder and former director of the Cluster for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies at Newcastle University, as well as a Visiting Reader at Newcastle. (For those not familiar with British universities, a ‘reader’ is the equivalent of a full professor at an American university.) She is a specialist in the archaeology of Roman Britain, and was thus a very good choice to consult on The Eagle, whose director was serious about trying to by historically accurate with the film.
So let’s get to the interview (which has been edited for readability).
An Historian: Thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. I’ve wanted for some time to interview someone who’s worked…
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