My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

History is being feminized.....

He's right....
British history has been 'feminised' by female writers who want to put women centre stage, according to TV historian Dr David Starkey.

In a controversial interview, Dr Starkey claimed that recent books about Henry VIII by women authors seemed to 'subjugate the history of Henry ... to that of his wives.'

In an interview with the Radio Times ,Dr Starkey said: "One of the great problems has been that Henry, in a sense, has been absorbed by his wives. Which is bizarre.

'But it's what you expect from feminised history, the fact that so many of the writers who write about this are women and so much of their audience is a female audience.

He said that in his new series, Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant, "we're trying to say, 'Hang on a minute, Henry is centre stage.'

He said: "This is Henry – wives appear simply to explain or complicate the story of Henry. This is his development, his psychology and, above all, why he matters."

Dr Starkey also said that modern attempts to paint many women in history as 'power players' was to falsify the facts.

He said that the way Elizabeth I was presented 'as some sort of female icon is ludicrous'.

He said: "If you are to do a proper history of Europe before the last five minutes, it is a history of white males because they were the power players, and to pretend anything else is to falsify."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey...that's not politically correct and I find it actually very refreshing...someone who tell's it like it was...

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Frances said...

If this professor is so totally correct, whence the expression 'the power behind the throne', and what about the influence of the various mistresses (and sometimes wives) of monarchs which is well documented?

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Philanthropist said...

'Feminists' have nothing else to do with their time but fabricate stuff, this is no surprise.

1:23 AM  

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