To pitch an alternative timeline, you first have to believe a particular narrative of real history. That's where things can go wrong.
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Whether the ubiquity of fiction has devalued truth or enhanced morality has been in doubt for over 2,000 years.
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Why do alternative histories of a Nazified world again have such commercial and cultural traction?
The end of an era: the death of Harold, according to the Bayeux Tapestry.
1066 was a close-run thing and Harold almost cemented his reputation as a military mastermind. An English victory may not have benefited the country, though.
Discovering the other is in the Albert Hall?
Hitler died 70 years ago. Or did he?
Our book shelves would look very different.
As we begin to commemorate the outbreak of World War I in earnest, just how central the “Great” war is to Britain’s conception of its history is ever more obvious. And this is also very true in terms of…