Napolean Wasn’t Short! 5 Historical Myths Debunked

This video from the Smithsonian’s terrific website blew my mind, and I expect it will blow yours, too. I don’t want to reveal too much, so let me just say that what I thought were basic facts about some of history’s best-known characters, including Lady Godiva and the Vikings, are a total crock!

The brisk video features witty narration and some fun animation. So, check it out and discover just how wrong we’ve all been.

Watch now: Five Common Historical Misconceptions Explained »

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail
We will use your email address to send you this newsletter. For more information please read our privacy policy.