How we remember, write and interpret our past has often been influenced by the agenda of those in power.
Join journalist Otto English as he explores the impact that ten misrepresentations of the past have had on our modern understanding of the world. By dissecting a number of famous historical myths, Otto English will examine how much of what we are encouraged to believe, or assume to be true, is fake.
Whether propagated by politicians and think tanks, populists or the media, the family tales of childhood or your Facebook friend’s feed, fake history is everywhere, and it has a profound impact on how we think about the world today.
About the speaker
Otto English is the pen name of author and journalist Andrew Scott. From 2010, Scott began writing and tweeting about politics and history, gaining attention for an itinerant blog, he moved into journalism and has since written for Politico, The Independent and the New Statesman, among other publications. He has always been fascinated by the writing of history and the creation of political narratives, and has spoken about them on BBC News, BBC Radio 4 and LBC.