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Bad History

How We Got the Past Wrong

Extent: 192pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date:

Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781843176176

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

Sorting the facts from the historical fiction, Bad History exposes the falsehoods that have wrongly influenced our understanding of world history.

Much of what we know about historical events is based on generally accepted ‘facts’: St Patrick was Irish; Roman gladiators would fight to the death; the Wild West was full of danger…

However, history is, in fact, full of myths and misunderstandings that have been repeated so much over the years that we don’t give them a second thought.

Each entry in this informative book will discuss the case for and against these commonly accepted truths, and corrects what you thought you knew about history.

Bad History
provides a rigorously researched and entertaining read, perfect for any history enthusiast who wants to get their facts straight.

Extent: 192pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 31/03/2016

Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781782435778

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

Sorting the facts from the historical fiction, Bad History exposes the falsehoods that have wrongly influenced our understanding of world history.

Much of what we know about historical events is based on generally accepted ‘facts’: St Patrick was Irish; Roman gladiators would fight to the death; the Wild West was full of danger…

However, history is, in fact, full of myths and misunderstandings that have been repeated so much over the years that we don’t give them a second thought.

Each entry in this informative book will discuss the case for and against these commonly accepted truths, and corrects what you thought you knew about history.

Bad History
provides a rigorously researched and entertaining read, perfect for any history enthusiast who wants to get their facts straight.

Publication Date: 30/09/2011

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781843177784

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

Sorting the facts from the historical fiction, Bad History exposes the falsehoods that have wrongly influenced our understanding of world history.

Much of what we know about historical events is based on generally accepted ‘facts’: St Patrick was Irish; Roman gladiators would fight to the death; the Wild West was full of danger…

However, history is, in fact, full of myths and misunderstandings that have been repeated so much over the years that we don’t give them a second thought.

Each entry in this informative book will discuss the case for and against these commonly accepted truths, and corrects what you thought you knew about history.

Bad History
provides a rigorously researched and entertaining read, perfect for any history enthusiast who wants to get their facts straight.

About the Author

Emma Marriott is a freelance writer and editor whose previous works for Michael O'Mara Books include I Used to Know That: History, Bad History: How We Got the Past Wrong and The History of the World in Bite-sized Chunks.