OA Dr Sara Barker makes television debut

 

Dr SK Barker, a pupil at Ashville from 1987 to 1997, is set to make her television debut as an expert commentator on the forthcoming BBC television series Versailles, which dramatizes the life and reign of King Louis XIV of France.

The series had a rather controversial reception in France because the actor playing the most famous French monarch is actually British and the whole series was in English!

Sara, Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Leeds after posts at the universities of Lancaster, Warwick and Exeter, was approached by the BBC to take part in expert discussions to be shown after each episode: she offers her expertise and specialist knowledge on three of the ten programmes.

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