UK teaching "invented" history as EU propaganda, says Cambridge professor

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A Cambridge professor has hit out at the history curriculum in British schools, claiming children are taught an “invented” version of European history.

Gonville and Caius fellow David Abulafia, a professor of Mediterranean history, told the Daily Telegraph schools were “papering over” past disunity on the continent to further integration under the European Union.

The paper reported he was among 30 leading historians, also including honorary Fitzwilliam College fellow David Starkey, who were calling for a "redrawing" of the UK's relationship with the continent.

Prof Abulafia said: "There is a soft push to create a sense of European citizenship which is based on frankly an invented common history, because the history of Europe is to a large extent the history of division, not the history of unity. ...

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