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Documentary enlightenment: The death of Edward II and the principles of historical methodology: How do we know what we think we know about the past, and why do even the best historians occasionally get it wrong? In this talk Dr Ian Mortimer explores the use of historical methodology and the importance of avoiding complacency when researching and wr

Documentary enlightenment: The death of Edward II and the principles of historical methodology: How do we know what we think we know about the past, and why do even the best historians occasionally get it wrong? In this talk Dr Ian Mortimer explores the use of historical methodology and the importance of avoiding complacency when researching and wr

FromThe National Archives Podcast Series


Documentary enlightenment: The death of Edward II and the principles of historical methodology: How do we know what we think we know about the past, and why do even the best historians occasionally get it wrong? In this talk Dr Ian Mortimer explores the use of historical methodology and the importance of avoiding complacency when researching and wr

FromThe National Archives Podcast Series

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Length:
69 minutes
Released:
Dec 27, 2019
Format:
Podcast Episode

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How do we know what we think we know about the past, and why do even the best historians occasionally get it wrong? In this talk Dr Ian Mortimer explores the use of historical methodology and the importance of avoiding complacency when researching and writing history.
Ian is a writer, novelist and broadcaster, and a Fellow of both the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society. He was awarded the Alexander Prize by the Royal Historical Society in 2004 for his work on the social history of medicine.
This talk is associated with Reimagining Records, an academic conference held at The National Archives in June 2018.
Released:
Dec 27, 2019
Format:
Podcast Episode