3 responses to “History Quote: Joan Bakewell”

  1. History Quote: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

    […] be about history, but I think it is something every historian has to consider. It is a bit like my Joan Bakewell quote from a few weeks ago, but said in a way that really made me think differently. This quote is […]

  2. Brian Day

    Yes, I agree with Joan Bakewell. There is not one set of facts that represent one truth, but many different opinions based on differing and opposing perspectives.

    However, nearly every historian tries to convince their readers and TV audience that History is objective, that their School of thought is the right one and other Schools are false. They should know better.

    Still, since graduating I have come to realise the importance of diaries, journals and letters of ordinary people, alongside great politicians and generals.

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