- Apr 2010
- T'Republic of Yorkshire
Hey, it could be fun to post/discuss some of those big historical misconceptions or myths out there! There are plenty aboud, so I'll start with a few of my favourites! Captain James Cook was the first European to discover Australia - False, nearly 100 years before Cook 'discovered' Australia...
just post some old misconceptions and other disproved ideas that you as an individual used to have about something in history. i'll start us off: I used to think that the Ottoman Empire had been started by Otto von Bismarck. :D this was way before i learned that the ottomans were turks and...
There are a lot of irritating historical misconceptions that people believe/promote. The one that makes me nearly livid is when someone says: "Julius Caesar was the first emperor!" It shouldn't get to me, but it does. What are some historical misconceptions that you find to be irritating?