Viking helmets had horns, Napoleon was quite short and Lady Godiva rode through Coventry naked. Most of us accept these tales as facts because they’ve been told for many generations. But C.G.P. Grey took a closer look and compiled this short video in which he debunks not only these historical misconceptions but also two myths surrounding the Roman “Vomitorium” and Columbus.
- 10 more historical misconceptions
- A scientific paper called “The Invention of the Viking Horned Helmet“
By profession, Matthias Rascher teaches English and History at a High School in northern Bavaria, Germany. In his free time he scours the web for good links and posts the best finds on Twitter.
It’s kind of you to put this together, but no one is going to take away my misconception of Vikings as barbarous, helmet-horn wearing drinkers from skulls