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'Let Them Eat....Brioche?'

Talk with a personal dimension. Historian Gareth Russell reveals how fake news and misquotes have created our history, from bread-based blunders to breast-shaped champagne glasses.

"Let them eat...brioche?"

Our ideas of the past and of characters in the past have been coloured by oft quoted anecdotes and speeches. But have we ever stopped to wonder why these anecdotes survived the test of time and who might benefit from them?

Poor Marie-Antoinette has had a rough ride when it comes to historical remembrance from bread based blunders to breast shaped champagne glasses, can we really trust our most treasured historical stories?

Gareth asks us to think again as we take a journey through history's most famous misquotes and some wickedly funny tales of revenge.

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15 minutes

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Wed 20 Jun 2018 20:45

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  • Wed 20 Jun 2018 20:45

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