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Fake History

Extent: 256pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 13/05/2021

Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781789293623

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

As Napoleon himself once said, 'History is a version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.'

Noted down in historical documents, copied and widely repeated, it doesn't take long for a version of the truth to become accepted as fact. But who invents these false accounts in the first place, and why do they gain traction so quickly?

Far from concerning the obscure and insignificant parts of our history, these fundamental inaccuracies and downright lies colour the depiction of many of those pivotal characters and events we learnt about at school. Cleopatra, Marco Polo, Captain Cook, Joan of Arc

About the Author

Graeme Donald is the author of a number of books about history, the meaning of words and popular misconceptions, including When the Earth was Flat, The Accidental Scientist, The Long and the Short of It and Learn on the Loo. His writing has also appeared in many newspapers.