Jo Teeuwisse

Fake History

Fake History

101 Things that Never Happened


Fake news about the past is fake history.

Did Hugo Boss design the Nazi uniforms?
Did Vikings have horns on their helmets?
Did Napoleon shoot the nose off the Sphinx?

*Spoiler Alert* The answer to all those questions is no.

Jo Teeuwisse, better known as The Fake History Hunter, is on a one-woman mission to hunt down fake history and reclaim the truth for the rest of us.

From the famous quote 'Let them eat cake' mistakenly attributed to Marie Antoinette to the apocryphal horns that adorned Viking helmets - fake history continues to shape the story we tell about who we are and how we got here. Yet every day false claims about the past are made in the news, in magazines and especially on social media.

In this funny and illuminating book, Jo Teeuwisse debunks 101 myths so you can correct your friends and family and arm yourself with the tools to spot and debunk fake history wherever you encounter it.