To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters

At a time when women weren’t encouraged to gain an education, let alone write, that three sisters — growing up isolated on the Yorkshire moors, without much by way of formal education — crafted some of the best English-language novels of all time is in itself fascinating, of course. They lived during a time and…

Victoria on Masterpiece

Queen Victoria, like her predeceasor Queen Elizabeth I and her descendant Queen Elizabeth II, wound up on the throne by a series of untimely deaths and labyrinthine family trees -- making her story at once of a kind with the Elizabeths, while being its own fascinating thing.