I was reading about the latest bit of propaganda to be inserted into GCSE history:
The course, set to launch in September, will focus on the diversity of Britain’s population through the ages, highlighting a group of African soldiers who briefly occupied a section of Hadrian’s Wall in the third century, before the arrival of Anglo-Saxons.
Critics, however, say that history is being ‘re-written’ in an attempt to be politically correct.
Historian Sir Roy Strong said: “The only Africans who came here were a few with the Romans who came and then left!”
“This stands history on its head, projecting back on to the past something that isn’t true.”
“I find it disturbing that our children should be taught something that is clearly designed to feed into contemporary problems rather than tell our island’s story properly.”
And I realised it should also focus on all the elephants that used to roam Britain as well. Because, you do know don’t you, that elephants are the real British natives. Elephants have been here in Britain since 43AD:
43 AD: Emperor Claudius brings the first recorded elephant to England during the Roman conquest. It journeys to Colchester but would have probably passed through the London area.
And sure, it was only one elephant but the fact that one elephant lived in Britain in 43 AD means, obviously, that it’s a perfectly good idea to import a few million elephants a year from now on. Only an anti-elephant racist would object to that.
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