DigitalLunch: History, Storytelling or Propaganda?

Starting in five, we have a late lunch (to enable those in the US to join us, if they’re so inclined), we take another look at the past through the prism of history. I’m jointed by by Hiram Morgan of UCC

From the Tudors who stand accused of being the first great propagandists of history, to the present day History remains a contentious arena for human ideas.

Between purists who want to discover the truth about the past, and those who want to put it to some contemporary often political, use. In part that’s because history often contains the fabric of whole nations.

In the case of countries like Ireland, and Israel/Palestine it also contains febrile contentions over legitimacy and authority. In contemporary Britain, Michael Gove’s reforms seeks to restore history to the core of a national story.