Joeri Teeuwisse

Fake History
  • Fake History

  • Fake news about the past is fake history.

    Did Hugo Boss design the Nazi uniforms?

    Was Jesus white?

    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.

Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse, better known as The Fake History Hunter, is a widely recognised historian for her work on social media debunking historical 'facts'. For over 20 years, Jo has studied, taught and researched history and is an expert in daily life in Medieval Europe and Crime history. She has worked as a historical consultant teaching in museums, working on documentaries and carrying out research for films.

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