Churchill and the First Englishman
First transmitted in 1974, Magnus Magnusson talks to Sir Mortimer Wheeler about Winston Churchill's writing and how close his Nobel Prize-winning volumes 'The History of the English-Speaking Peoples' came to being founded on a forgery - Piltdown Man.
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In the years that followed increasing numbers of ancient human fossils were discovered, most notably from Africa, China and Indonesia, but also Asia and Europe. As none of these discoveries matched the large brain and ape-like jaw of Piltdown Man, doubts were cast on its authenticity. Piltdown Man was officially announced as a hoax in 1953 by The National History Museum and several of Dawson’s other fossil finds have also been revealed as fakes.