A recent poll has shown that the British are extremely confused about who was a historical figure and who was fiction. While the poll was run by a TV studio, and is therefore hardly scientific, it is still indicative of the tremendous effect the media has on our perception of the world and history. When historical figures (Churchill) look an awful lot like fictional characters (Holmes) on the TV, it becomes hard to separate fact from fiction.
Quarter of Brits think Churchill was myth, but Sherlock Holmes was real
(Co-Founder/Editor/Columnist) is a part-time lecturer at Baylor University. He received his PhD in Contemporary American Literature from Baylor, writing on manifestations of transcendence in 20th Century American Lit. He and his family attend Redeemer Waco, a PCA church. Alan's passion is studying how believers can be a faithful presence in culture to the glory of God and the edification of others. In addition to editing, Alan writes his column, Citizenship Confusion for CaPC.
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