My reviews

Now and then I watch a film or TV show, play a computer game or read a book, that I then enjoy reviewing on Twitter.Of course from the perspective of a history addict obsessed with details and authenticity.Here I’ll try and keep an updated list of my reviews. Films The Vikings (1958)https://twitter.com/fakehistoryhunt/status/1457793039355711495 A Knights Tale … More My reviews

NOT Queen Elizabeth II throwing coins at the poor

Shortly after Queen Elizabeth II died in September 2022, grainy old footage of two women throwing something at poor people went viral online.It was accompanied with the claim that this was the then young princess Elizabeth throwing food at poor hungry African children.The social media posts sharing the story were often accompanied with negative comments … More NOT Queen Elizabeth II throwing coins at the poor

NOT WWII spy shoes.

This picture is being shared online with the claim that these shoes are spy shoes from the Second World war, they were made back to front to fool the enemy. That’s not true. Just looking at them you can see that the story doesn’t quite fit.They’re civilian shoes, that means you’re supposed to wear them … More NOT WWII spy shoes.

The curious claims about Elizabeth I’s bathing habits

For some strange reason there are a lot of rather peculiar stories going around about famous historical figures having very odd bathing habits that generally involve them not bathing very much.I’m not sure why this is, I’ve dealt with the general myths about common people never bathing in the past (they did) but the stories … More The curious claims about Elizabeth I’s bathing habits