“History Boys” & The UK’s New PM

At a moment of crisis, after Brexit, the UK is getting a female Prime Minister: Theresa May. The country is in near-crisis mode, and will spend the next several years getting out of the EU. I couldn’t help but think of what the secondary-school teacher Mrs. Lintott, played by the incomparable Frances de la Tour (pictured), said in Alan Bennett’s “The History Boys”: “What is history? History is women following behind with the bucket.”

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