History's Greatest Myths
screenable online: 6 episodes
We accept the stories of pivotal moments in history as they are described in textbooks as facts, but what if our understanding of historical events isn’t accurate ? With the passing of time, and the fading of memories, incidents are sometimes blown out of proportion, and an altered version of the truth is established.
The series questions long-held beliefs about central figures and momentous events in the modern and ancient world. Using archive material, evocative graphics, and engaging interviews with experts, History’s Greatest Myths traces how historical facts were muddled, and modern mythologies were created.
In six fascinating episodes, we explore how people have used conspiracy theories and fake news throughout history to blur the lines between fact and fiction, how narratives were woven together from selected sources, and how unsolved mysteries were exploited to fuel myth-making.