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Locked in a prisoin of ignorance about the past-Schama has the key

As you know Simon Schama is the new history tsar. But what has he said so far. Has he merely repeated fatuous nonsense about no-one knowing our island story any longer?  Well, let’s look at a brief verbatim extract.

“A return to coherent gripping history is not a step backwards to dry-as-dust instruction,” he said.

“It represents [...]

Will the passing of compulsory citizenship be the future of history?

We can all say it- I told you so. But those of us who were responsible for introducing/forcing in complusory citizenship at a time when popular history was being squeezed, thought it would never last. Surely someone would see the insanity of it? Surely someone would spot the paradox of asking kids to drop history at 14 [...]