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Why we write the history we do

Why do we write the history we do?

"With each new generation we see bits of the past that were hidden from a previous generation," said Chris Clarke, professor of modern European history at Cambridge University. He believes as our vantage point changes, new things become clear about the past.

"I can imagine several events that might happen, say, over the next decade that might really reconfigure the way history is studied," added author Tom Holland, who used the Scottish referendum and Britain's membership of the Eurozone as examples.

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