History is often mistaken to be facts. In reality, it is – at best – the most reliable version of what happened after studying various perspectives from that time. Historical records are often not objective, and biased accounts of historical events, often favoring whoever wrote them. Verifying these various – often conflicting – accounts is a big part of a good historian’s job, though they have their own biases and interests, too.
Because of all that, so many of us still believe in many ‘facts’ about history that are actually distorted versions of the real events, perpetuated by outdated or inaccurate history books, pop culture, and our own biases.
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!