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British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley 

Historian Lucy Worsley reveals how some of the biggest moments in British History are actually a concoction of fibs and stories which have been manipulated by whoever was in power at the time.

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Historian Lucy Worsley reveals how some of the biggest moments in British History are actually a concoction of fibs and stories which have been manipulated by whoever was in power at the time.

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26 January 2017 (UK) See more »

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If you love history, you'll love these shows...
18 February 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Lucy Worsley has brought us a typical British series...of only three episodes! Such short series are often the norm in the UK...and in this case it's a shame, as I really enjoyed her insights into some of the most exaggerated and outright distortions in British history...in essence, fibs.

Episode 1 is about the War of the Roses and the subsequent distortion of the Tudors and Plantagenets for political reasons. Episode 2 about the Glorious Revolution and how it wasn't exactly 'glorious'. And, episode 3 about the Jewel in the Crown...India and how many 'facts' about colonial India are rubbish.

So why did I enjoy these shows enough to give them a 9? Well, there are TONS of documentaries about history but most don't challenge modern assumptions...they just repeat conventional wisdom. But Worsley looks are some of these accepted facts and shows how they are NOT true and were created for propaganda. Challenging and clever, these shows are very watchable though I assume only hard cord history lovers (like me) would watch, care or understand the shows in the first place! Well worth seeing and very well made. Let's just hope they decide to expand on this three episode series!


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