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Mark Steel

Mark Steel is the author of the forthcoming Vive la Revolution: A Stand-up History of the French Revolution, published by Haymarket Books. He is a regular columnist for The Independent and is the host of a regular history series on BBC television.

  • FilmOctober 20, 2006

    Marie Antoinette, the Upspeak Version

    It doesn't matter that Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette is a dreadful film, but it is alarming that the past is increasingly seen as a place in which the most important thing of all is who's, like, famous.

    Mark Steel