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Historical Myths

Taking common historical myths and revealing the truth.

Top Historical Myths Debunked
There's an awful lot of known facts about Europe's history which are actually false. Your Guide takes a skeptical look.

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Your Guide debunks the greatest fraud of the last hundred and fifty years: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Did Medieval People Believe in a Flat Earth?
Your Guide tackles a "fact" often used to portray medieval people as 'stupid'.

The 300 who held Thermopylae
An examination of the battle of Thermopylae and the true figure of those who fought.

Common Codes Supposedly Hidden in Statues
Do the legs on statues reveal if someone died in battle or went on crusade?

Did Vikings Wear Horned Helmets?
This entry in our Historical Myths series tackles the question of the Viking horned helmet.

The Death of Stalin
Stalin's death wasn't the clear cut story you may have heard.

Catherine the Great - Not Death by Horse
This entry into our 'Debuking Historical Myths' series looks at how Catherine the Great really died.

Marie Antoinette and "Let them eat cake"
The truth behind the famous phrase.

Did Mussolini get the Trains Running on Time?
You've probably heard people credit Mussolini with getting Italy's rail industry organized. But did he?

Ring a Ring a Roses
If you went to a British school, or know someone who did, you might have heard the children’s rhyme ‘Ring a Ring a Roses’. It’s widely believed that this is all about the plague, particularly the version which swept the nation in 1665 -6.

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