Alice Burton has been a Vulture contributor since 2018. She has covered history, books, and pop culture since 2011 and is currently a contributing editor for Book Riot, where she co-hosts the nonfiction podcast For Real.

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    The Great Recap: First Lie WinsWe’re all about Sweden this episode — well, Sweden, Grigor unraveling, and Catherine showing her growth as a statesperson.
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    The Great Recap: Inoculation NationPeter’s main goal is to be loved, and he can’t tell himself he is if people write horrible things in his idea box.
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    The Great Recap: A Series of Horrifying EventsPeter seems to be making great strides, and yet he also throws a dog off the roof, so …
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    The Great Recap: Macarons of WarTurns out our extremely kind and eccentric Elizabeth did not come to play.
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    The Great Recap: The Horse RumorsCatherine can hand out all the bejeweled eggs she wants, that’s not going to stop a rumor this good.
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    The Great Recap: Bear AspirationsCatherine keeps making decisions that seem destined to bite her on the ass later.
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    The Great Recap: Larks and Japes and Weird SexCan free will be debated through the medium of beards? The Great says yes.
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    The Great Premiere Recap: Huzzah!We are not here for facts, we are here for mummified empresses and big Russian beards (now banned for men under 50).
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    Sanditon Finale Recap: An Unfinished EndPerhaps we can think of this incomplete, unsatisfying ending as a tribute to Austen’s unfinished novel … no, that’s ridiculous, #SaveSanditon.
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    Sanditon Recap: Nearing the EndLadies and gentlemen, we are approaching peak Austenian Fanfic.
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    Sanditon Recap: Long Live New SidneyWith two episodes left in the series, Sidney and Charlotte are finally approaching something that looks like an actual romance.
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    Sanditon Recap: A (Possible) Death in the FamilyEsther is certainly going through it lately.
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    Sanditon Recap: An Invitation to LicentiousnessIf we really are stuck with Sidney as Charlotte’s main love interest, he’s going to need to stop screaming at her in the street.
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    Sanditon Recap: All About ClaraClara reveals she is in fact terrifying, and also the best.
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    Sanditon Recap: Pineapple PartySidney is growing slightly less rude, but not less rude enough to not just … stand there naked in the sea.
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    Sanditon Premiere Recap: Not Your Regular Jane AustenIn the seaside town of Sanditon, “the normal rules of conduct tend to be relaxed,” which is great news for us.
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    The True Story of the Aberfan Disaster in The Crown Season 3Queen Elizabeth really did wait eight long days to visit the site of an infamous coal-mining tragedy.
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    Poldark Series-Finale Recap: The End?Ending TV’s premiere wheat-scything, sea-gazing series with a hastily thrown-together French spy plot? Bold, Poldark, very bold.
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    Poldark Recap: The French ConnectionYes, one episode before the series finale feels like the perfect time to introduce a sudden plot twist of Ross masquerading as a French spy.
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    Poldark Recap: The Hole WaySee, this is exactly why Ross doesn’t like to cry.
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    Poldark Recap: Needful SkillageRoss says the time has come to return Ned to Honduras … and I agree!
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    Poldark Recap: This Will Not End WellWill Sad George ever return, or are we doomed to Sneering George for the rest of Poldark’s short time on this earth?
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    Poldark Recap: The Madness of GeorgeThe horrors of early 19th-century mental health care are pretty bad, but not quite as bad as Caroline’s parties.
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    Poldark Recap: London CallingOnce again, Ross and Demelza are doomed by this show’s love of dramatic irony.
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    Poldark Season-Premiere Recap: Hallucination GhostIs it possible Truro sits on a Hellmouth? That would explain a lot.
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    The Historical Reality Behind The Spanish Princess’s Sexy Tudor DramaJust how much of the Starz drama falls under that “Some historical events and characters have been altered” disclaimer?
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    Victoria Season Finale Recap: International AmbitionI’m not gonna lie, I’m looking forward to Albert being gone.
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    Victoria Recap: Victori-UghAn episode that could have brought weeks’ worth of plotlines to an explosive head instead resolves most of them with an inoffensive “piff.”
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    Victoria Recap: Domestic HostilityIt’s hard to imagine how Albert could redeem himself after his behavior this week.
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    Victoria Recap: Hibernian MischiefBrace yourself for some Manor House Shenanigans, i.e. the best kind of shenanigans.
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    Victoria Recap: Royal SquabblesWhen Victoria and Albert present a united front, they’re indomitable, but their personalities are calculated to clash.
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    Victoria Recap: Schemes Ahoy!The marital discord we were promised for this season has arrived, and it is intense.
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    Victoria Recap: Charter FlightThe recent violence of our individual-rights friends leaves Victoria struggling to understand her relationship with her people.
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    Victoria Recap: Talkin’ ‘Bout a RevolutionEngland is restless, and that’s just the start of Victoria’s problems right now.
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    Poldark Finale Recap: Vial MiseryWhat a difference two decades and countless pensive gazings at the sea make for the inhabitants of Cornwall.