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Britain entering first world war was 'biggest error in modern history'

Britain entering first world war was 'biggest error in modern history' | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
Historian Niall Ferguson says Britain could have lived with German victory and should have stayed out of war (Niall Ferguson undermines Michael Gove's charge that Leftie historians deny Britain had to fight the Germans in 1914:
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If only Tory attitudes to the first world war had shifted as Germany's have

Peter Thompson: Back in the Weimar period, Germany was ridden with Gove-like myth-making about patriots being stabbed in the back (If only Tory attitudes to the first world war had shifted as Germany's have http://t.co/KYH1smxVLd...
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Broadcast Blackadder to provoke First World War discussion, historian argues - Telegraph

Broadcast Blackadder to provoke First World War discussion, historian argues - Telegraph | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
The BBC should broadcast Blackadder Goes Forth as part of its First World War commemoration, historian Kate Williams argues
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Twitter / JonathanHaynes: Oh dear, the Mail seems to ...

Twitter / JonathanHaynes: Oh dear, the Mail seems to ... | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
Oh dear, the Mail seems to think because many relatives of Blackadder stars fought in WWI that means Gove is right http://t.co/QNNpgaWbqK
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Blackadder star and Gove in WW1 row

Blackadder star and Gove in WW1 row | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
A row has erupted between Baldrick actor Sir Tony Robinson and Michael Gove over comments the education secretary made about Blackadder's portrayal of World War One.
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Lleucu Siencyn: When humor and poetry are used to remember the past

Lleucu Siencyn: When humor and poetry are used to remember the past | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
Humour and poetry are 'important tools' for understanding the past, says Lleucu Siencyn.
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History Matters

History Matters | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
RT @brokenbottleboy: An excellent post on using Blackadder with history students by @HistoryJHGS http://t.co/qwZnDx2akv
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Lions led by donkeys?

Lions led by donkeys? | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
The recent furore over how the First World War should be interpreted has, directly and indirectly, raised questions about how the period should be taught in schools. It is worth noting, first, that...
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WW1 Centenary: Blackadder A War Crime?

WW1 Centenary: Blackadder A War Crime? | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
Only a few days into 2014 and the WW1 Centenary has very much been part of the news. Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Education began with a pronouncement that people's misconceptions about...
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Opinion: Why education secretary Michael Gove is in the wrong - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Opinion: Why education secretary Michael Gove is in the wrong - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
Opinion: Why education secretary Michael Gove is in the wrong Norfolk Eastern Daily Press The battleground between education secretary Michael Gove and Time Team presenter Sir Tony Robinson (of course better known as Baldrick) is the final series...
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'Goveadder': the education secretary meets his fate in the trenches

'Goveadder': the education secretary meets his fate in the trenches | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
David Mitchell: Michael Gove wants to redefine what we think about the first world war. Well, I have a cunning plan for him...
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The lions were not led by donkeys | WWI | News | Daily Express

The lions were not led by donkeys | WWI | News | Daily Express | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
THE First World War was a conflict of gangrene, gas and ghastliness, a futile massacre that achieved nothing in which a whole generation of deluded teenagers were sent to their deaths by senile generals interested only in glory.
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We need to find lessons of peace in memory of the First World War

We need to find lessons of peace in memory of the First World War | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
THE end of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year will see a curious key-change, as the enjoyment and celebration of sport are followed by the start of the programme of commemoration of the First World War.
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Jeremy Paxman accuses Michael Gove of 'wilfully misquoting' historian

Jeremy Paxman accuses Michael Gove of 'wilfully misquoting' historian | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
Newsnight presenter says education secretary's remarks about Professor Sir Richard Evans over first world war were unfair. By John Plunkett
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RUSI - Dealing With the ‘Blackadder’ View of the First World War: The Need for an Inclusive, Bi-Partisan Centenary

RUSI - Dealing With the ‘Blackadder’ View of the First World War: The Need for an Inclusive, Bi-Partisan Centenary | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
The intervention of Education Secretary Michael Gove on the First World War suggests that the Centenary has become a political football. However, it is not too late to disentangle the Centenary of the First World War from crude partisan politics.
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Heroic ancestors of Blackadder stars who reveal truth about the Great War... And sorry, Baldrick, they prove Mr Gove was right

Heroic ancestors of  Blackadder stars who reveal truth about the Great War... And sorry, Baldrick, they prove Mr Gove was right | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
Neither side in the extraordinarily heated debate about how Britain is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I shows any signs of being ready to surrender. (Ancestors of Blackadder stars who reveal truth about the WW1..
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Blackadder and all that

Blackadder and all that | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. (Right, bear with me on this post as it could meander all over the place.) I have been reading about the Michael Gove-Sir Ton...
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Gove's partisan wittering » Butterflies and Wheels - Freethought Blogs

Another Angry Voice points out some of the (to put it politely) mistakes in Michael Gove's Daily Mail article about how marvelous the First World War was. (It was so marvelous it was even “iconic” – they called it The Great War ...
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German historians have little time for Gove's Blackadder jibes

German historians have little time for Gove's Blackadder jibes | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
Michael Gove must be off his head. In Germany any politician who tried giving professionals a history lecture would be considered a lunatic.
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Michael Gove's attempt at rewriting Great War history would make my KKK ... - Mirror.co.uk

Michael Gove's attempt at rewriting Great War history would make my KKK ... - Mirror.co.uk | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
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Blackadder 'denigrates WWI'

Blackadder 'denigrates WWI' | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
Popular TV series ridiculed by British education minister as attack on "patriotism, honour and courage''.
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Michael Gove and the 'Blackadder myths' of WWI - video - Channel 4 News

Michael Gove and the 'Blackadder myths' of WWI - video - Channel 4 News | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
As the UK commemorates the 100th anniversary of WW1, Education Secretary Michael Gove has criticised comedy series Blackadder for spreading left-wing myths about the First World War - but is he right?
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The first world war and Australia: oh, what a loopy debate

The first world war and Australia: oh, what a loopy debate | "Blackadder-Gate" | Scoop.it
Robin Prior: We are only a fortnight into the first world war's centenary year, and already historical facts are struggling to be heard over the heavy artillery of point-scoring
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