I watch the show and find it very different from what I was taught to believe live in that period was to be like. It's terribly liberal for it's time period. I have to toss this in as well...liberals just love to yell and stamp their feet to get their own way and mostly we all step aside and let them run rough shod. I can believe their were benevolent royal descendants as well as I can believe that not every slave holder beat the tar out of their property and raped the women just as I can believe that both the Chinese and the Italians probably believe they each invented the noodle. Not everything is black and white and no matter how many times the liberals want to make it so - it's just not.