For all too many people, history consists of no more than a set of familiar and well-worn stories such as the incompetence of First World War British generals, the heroic struggle of the suffragettes and the saintly devotion to duty of Florence Nightingale. We seldom stop to ask ourselves if Florence Nightingale actually saved any lives or whether the suffragettes hindered or helped women to gain the vote. In this channel, Simon Webb, author of many books of popular history, examines some of our favorite historical characters and incidents, looking at the truth behind the myths. We learn, for example, that Magna Carta has nothing to do with habeus corpus or the so-called 'British Values' and that slavers from Africa were raiding England at least half a century before the English began taking slaves from Africa. This channel is for anybody who has ever questioned the stories which they learned during history lessons at school.
An article from a peer-reviewed journal about variation in intelligence
If height is inherited, then why not intelligence?
The SAT ‘Test Score Gap’ in the United States
Neanderthal genes and the IQ of modern humans
What did the first Africans look like?
Black Lives Matter in England too
Who was the Mother of Modern Medicine?
From which countries are undergraduates at the University of Oxford drawn?
Cheikh Anta Diop and black Egypt
An interview about the history of Africa
Is punctuality a white concept?
Out of Africa; the peopling of the world