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Fake History : 101 Things that Never Happened - Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse

Fake History

101 Things that Never Happened

By: Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse

Paperback | 17 October 2023

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A funny, revealing, myth-busting guide to all the history you thought happened but never actually did, from historical expert Jo Teeuwisse, better known online as The Fake History Hunter.

Fake news about the past is fake history.

Did Hugo Boss design the Nazi uniforms?
Did Vikings have horns on their helmets?
Did Napoleon shoot the nose off the Sphinx?

*Spoiler Alert* The answer to all those questions is no.

Jo Teeuwisse, better known as The Fake History Hunter, is on a one-woman mission to hunt down fake history and reclaim the truth for the rest of us.

From the famous quote 'Let them eat cake' mistakenly attributed to Marie Antoinette to the apocryphal horns that adorned Viking helmets - fake history continues to shape the story we tell about who we are and how we got here. Yet every day false claims about the past are made in the news, in magazines and especially on social media.

In this funny and illuminating book, Jo Teeuwisse debunks 101 myths so you can correct your friends and family and arm yourself with the tools to spot and debunk fake history wherever you encounter it.

About the Author

Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse, better known as The Fake History Hunter, is a widely-recognised historical authority for her work on social media debunking historical 'facts'. For over 20 years, Jo has studied, taught and researched history and is an expert in the daily life of Medieval Europe, life in the 1930s and 1940s, and the history of crime. She has worked as a historical consultant teaching in museums, advising on documentaries and carrying out research for films.

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