Why can't academic historians ever get it right?

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Postby zauberdachs » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:18 pm

Alan_F wrote:Ben, Chris Brown is a very approachable fellow, he's currently based at St Andrew's University and I'm sure he would appreciate a letter if you felt like writing and asking him about this.


Aye, I know. Several people have pointed this out and I agree.

This isn't really supposed to be a thread about Chris Brown personally but about academic historians not taking the analysis of physical history very seriously. It leads to them making some dubious statements, that they would themselves would be the first to pull apart if it was based on written evidence.


Do not be loath, diligent reader, to winnow my chaff, and lay up the wheat in the storehouse of your memory. For truth regards not who is the speaker, nor in what manner it is spoken, but that the thing be true - Nennius, 8th century


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