Common historical myths debunked Watch
In fact Alfred ( fl 640 AD ) was a skilled cake maker and liked to give a tray of iced buns to his conquered enemies to show there were no hard feelings.
"the Romans ruthlessness was an integral part of a wave of wanton destruction that struck the Library of Carthage in 146 BC reducing its irrepressible for a 500,000 volumes to ashes... the most devastating blow was struck when Julius Caesar burned the Athenaeum of Alexandria destroying 700,000 of the most valuable scientific works of the classical world".
This explains why he is often depicted as a blonde, bearded, long-haired man wearing sandals.
The myth that Rome was the custodian and preservative civilized knowledge holding back the dark ages until the Barbarians sax Rome the reverse is true Rome was largely responsible for the dark ages because it was The Great Destroyer of civilised knowledge consider the following quote from Renee new Bergen the Romans ruthlessly was an integral part of the wave of wanton destruction that struck the Living library of Carthage in 146 BC reducing its irrepressible for a 500000 volume to ashes the most devastating blow was struck when Julius Caesar burnt the Athenaeum of Alexandria destroying 700000 of the most valuable scientific works of the classical world
So did North Vietnamese won the war? Yes
But did we beat the American? Nope.
I was told that King Cnut thought that the tide would obey him, in fact the opposite is true. Cnut demonstrated to his flattering courtiers that he has no control over the elements (the incoming tide), explaining that secular power is vain compared to the supreme power of God.
Historical myths include: the population replacement of the original Britons, the Anglo-Saxon invasion, the assassination of President Lincoln, the assassination of President Kennedy, the manned moon landings, the homicidal gas chambers, man-made global warming.