Sir: Everything the writer complained about in his Critical Eye on Tudor Monastery Farm is exactly why people watch the show and why each of the series has been a great success with such a fan base.

It is not watched for overly dramatic and often incorrect assumptions about how people lived in the past which have been given the Hollywood sex appeal treatment. People watch it for the historical content and information that only experimental archaeology can bring.

Quite frankly, it is this sort of programming we need more of rather than the brain-numbing X-Factors and Made in Chelseas we are bombarded with. Also, if the writer had in any way researched the series, he would have known it is about the layfolk who ran the farms of the times, not the lives of the monarchs, which makes many of his comments null and void.

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