Remember that time Michael Gove complained that Blackadder depicted World War I as a ‘misbegotten shambles’? Well if anyone sees Mr. Gove, please let him know he’s welcome to come and confirm his theory. We have a free ticket for him to see our production of Blackadder (Denis Burke)
Michael Gove has hit out at TV shows and historians who depict the first world war as a “misbegotten shambles”. But does satirising or criticising the great war really denigrate ordinary British soldiers, as the education secretary claims?