Anger at UK history course that teaches pupils Africans lived in Britain before the English

Historians in the News
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The course, entitled 'Migration to Britain c.1000 to c.2010', includes a text by Marxist writer Peter Fryer, who said: "There were Africans in Britain before the English came."

The course, set to launch in September, will focus on the diversity of Britain's population through the ages, highlighting a group of African soldiers who briefly occupied a section of Hadrian's Wall in the third century, before the arrival of Anglo-Saxons.
Critics, however, say that history is being 're-written' in an attempt to be politically correct.

Historian Sir Roy Strong said: "The only Africans who came here were a few with the Romans who came and then left!

"This stands history on its head, projecting back on to the past something that isn’t true.

"I find it disturbing that our children should be taught something that is clearly designed to feed into contemporary problems rather than tell our island’s story properly." ...




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