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Bettany Hughes As Muse - Old Blog Post but adding anyways

Posted June 25th, 2016 at 05:37 AM by HistoricalGeek

So, as many of you already know I am a writer (and an avid reader of all things book-shaped) not to mention a fan of Bettany's TV shows.
So why is it that Bettany is not just a fantastic role-model but also a muse? That's the question I will be attempting to answer.

Well, for me it comes in three parts: Bettany as a historian, Bettany as a writer and Bettany as herself. A human woman who is not just gorgeous in looks but has the smarts to match.

Bettany the Historian:

What to say? Let me put it simply: Sappho, Helen Of Troy, Socrates... all 3 have been talked about by Bettany and as a result, despite a lack of evidence in some cases, come to life as people of our past. She not just looks at places but people too and I find this approach far more interesting than cut and dried historical texts, I like the feel of the way she writes as if they are humans she's met. She literally brings history to life.

Bettany the Writer:

I've already touched on this above. Bettany is an amazing writer and she brings history to life. She paints vivid pictures and seems to know these people as friends, I find that this inspires even the least interested reader, My father in fact, to read. He's fallen in love with the way she writes and we are both wishing we had more than 2 books to read of hers.

Bettany as herself:

Bettany herself is beautiful, stunning in fact, smart and incredibly unashamed of being 'a huge history geek'. This fact seems to make even the most confused person like her. She isn't afraid to dress well, take care of her looks or just leave her hair and skin as is. She does have moments of looking like a wild woman but it works. Why? She has the confidence to pull it off.

So, this is a very basic (and broad lined) description of why I find her a muse worthy of adoration and admiration... why do you like her?
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    I'm trying to think of the documentary she did on the winch and hook devised by Archimedes to sink ships, but the title escapes me. Sometimes you can't put a finger on why you enjoy something so much, but it's one of my favourites of all time. It was one episode of a series on experimental archaeology that was all the rage at the time and stood out for me.
    Posted June 27th, 2016 at 11:20 PM by Jim Casy Jim Casy is offline
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    Originally Posted by Jim Casy View Comment
    I'm trying to think of the documentary she did on the winch and hook devised by Archimedes to sink ships, but the title escapes me. Sometimes you can't put a finger on why you enjoy something so much, but it's one of my favourites of all time. It was one episode of a series on experimental archaeology that was all the rage at the time and stood out for me.
    I feel like that may have been when she was with Time Team? They had a few 'specials' like that.
    Posted June 28th, 2016 at 08:49 AM by HistoricalGeek HistoricalGeek is offline
 

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