History is like science in many ways. It seeks to explain the truth, but must be open to new information. Sometimes what we think we know isn’t true at all, and that’s okay. The result is that we all get to be blown away when we discover that we’ve learned everything wrong and delighted or horrified by the truth. It’s not a perfect system, but it’s what we have.
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!