Handmaid’s history | Simon Schama Meets

Margaret Atwood describes how history is cyclical and contemporary leaders or movements are based on nostalgic whims of the past. ''The Handmaid's Tale'' spoke of the theocracy of New England's Puritan's past.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 2'51''
  • Broadcast year: 2022
Curriculum Connection
  • English Literature | 20th-century texts | The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood | Theme

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Simon Schama Meets
  • Series: 1
  • Episode: Margaret Atwood