Bad History, Emma Marriott
Emma Marriott

Bad History

181 printed pages
So many historical 'truths' handed down by teachers or historians, and repeated by the press, prove on closer scrutiny to be at best misleading, and at worst deliberately falsified. Yet they are often so deeply rooted that we take them as fact – America's Founding Fathers must have been democrats, surely, and wasn't Captain Scott 'of the Antarctic' one of history's greatest leaders?
Some historical 'facts' are little more than fables, distorted in the retelling; others are the result of deliberate attempts to mislead, or to cover up a discreditable past. Entertaining but authoritative, Bad History debunks a wealth of historical errors, accidental or deliberate. In doing so, it exposes many falsehoods that have wrongly – and sometimes dangerously – influenced our understanding of the world's history.
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Игорь Горбунов
Игорь Горбуновhas quoted4 years ago
Britannia remained a troublesome and unenthusiastic member of the Roman Empire, which never fully embraced the far-flung ideals of Ancient Rome.
Eugene Denisov
Eugene Denisovhas quoted4 years ago
brilliantly satirized by Mel Brooks’s 1974 film Blazing Saddles
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