“The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.”


noviembre 2015

Amazing Grace

History can be learnt by many different and interesting ways, such as films or plays, so today I invite you to close your books and take a break to watch a film. But not any film, you must watch Amazing Grace.

Amazing Grace is a historical drama that won’t disappoint you. Its plot will delight you as much as its cast, wich is constitued by experienced actors that know how to give you the chills. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the roll of William Pitt and he’s basically conspicuous by his absence as he doesn’t appear in many scenes, but in the ones he does he just shines. The main characters, Ioan Gruffudd as William Wilberforce and Romola Garai as Barbara Spooner, are so amazingly portrayed that make you believe you’re in the Great Britain of the 1790.

The film begins with Wilberforce severely ill and taking a holiday in Bath, Somerset, with his cousin, Henry Thornton. It is here that he is introduced to his future wife, Barbara Spooner. Although he at first resists, she convinces him to tell her about his life. The story flashes back 15 years to 1782, and William recounts the events that led him to where he is now, focusing on his fight for the abolition of the slave trade.

I hope you enjoy it!




This is a common blog of a future archeology student, currently studying in Escola Tecnos. My name is Carlota Balcells and betwen my interests are history and art. I admire the way art has to make people feel things they didn’t know they could feel and how it can give you the chills.

The aim of this blog is not trying to convince anyone about anything or to spread any kind of ideology, I just wanna show everyone who reads it that history is not only what we study at school, there’s more, and that’s what I’ll be writting about.

If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You’re a leaf that doesn’t know it is a part of a tree.

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