What drives people to immerse themselves in tales from long ago? Is it a love of history? A fascination with fantasizing about bygone eras?
No. As we’ve learned from the recent interest in the history of the Scottish Highlands sparked by Outlander, the most effective method of inspiring an interest in history and historical fiction is the presence of someone smoking hot. The latest actor to do his part inspiring people to learn: Charlie “hummina hummina” Hunnam, who will play King Arthur in the new movie Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur.
Suddenly, I want to know everything about King Arthur’s court. And unsheathed swords.