Five Historical Misconceptions Busted

If your knowledge of history comes from movies and popular culture, chances are that your historical understanding is probably more of a misunderstanding.

Admit it: you think of Vikings wearing horned helmets, you can't not picture Lady Godiva riding naked through Coventry, you pity Napoleon's shrimp-like height and assume his quest for conquest was just compensation for being short, etc. And let's not get into the Roman vomitorium or Christopher Columbus... As it turns out, we have poets and artists to blame for a lot of this crap :)


You know what would have been awesome?
If Lady Godiva had ridden naked wearing a horned helmet :)
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