Thursday, December 18, 2008

John Adams

Must viewing is the superb HBO mini-series John Adams, which stars Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, who was magnificient as Abigail Adams. Giamatti was also fine, but the definitive portrayal for many was acted by William Daniels on Broadway and in the movie version of the musical 1776.

Here in the US, the program is available on DVD. It would make a great stocking stuffer.

Some of written that John Adams has no royal descent. But here is a line from William the Conqueror.

Their children, which includes President John Quincy Adams, are descendants of Edward III through Abigail Adams (nee Smith, whose mother was Elizabeth Quincy.)

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