Michael Gove on teaching history
Andrew Marr talks to the education minister Michael Gove and historians Margaret MacMillan and Tom Holland.
Andrew Marr discusses the teaching of history with the Government's Education Secretary Michael Gove. The new history curriculum for schools has been hotly contested and the Minister explains his views on whether facts and dates trump historical analysis. He's joined by Margaret MacMillan who will present a real-time countdown to the outbreak of WWI in the coming year, the academic and tv historian Simon Schama, and Tom Holland who has recently translated Herodotus, considered to be 'the Father of History'.
Producer: Katy Hickman.
Margaret MacMillan is the Warden of St Antony’s College and a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford.
The War That Ended Peace: How Europe Abandoned Peace for the First World War is published by Profile Books.
|Interviewed Guest||Michael Gove|
|Interviewed Guest||Margaret MacMillan|
|Interviewed Guest||Tom Holland|