Historians attack Hollywood distortions
August 10th, 2004
"One of my principal concerns is that the majority of children now leave school with the sketchiest of chronology about English history," Simon Thurley said, adding that they turned to films for knowledge.
Antony Beevor, the country's best-selling author of popular history, told the newspaper the Americanisation of British history was a particular problem.
"You can't turn every hero in the world into an American," he said.