History Re-imagined – The historian’s lament, ‘is it true, did it happen, and why?
Most chronicles from the 11/12th century, and arguably ever since scribes wrote them, were versions of the truth.
Written by order to ensure that the PC version of the events of the times were accepted as the truth.
Monks in cells scribbling to order, bishops and great lords alike keen to popagandise events to suit their own narrative, all contrived to write history as they saw it.
History Re-imagined seeks out the facts, explores the motives behind the patrons of the chronicles, and seeks to uncover the stories in-between the ‘facts,’ as laid down on vellum and sheepskin.
Accepted facts are used as milestones, the stories in-between them are imaginings shaped by the author’s own life experiences and knowledge.
Enjoy the ride as we Re-Imagine history.
Notts, NG17 2RE