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Uncover American History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Is the ‘Land of the Free’ built on a foundation of sand? Watch this compelling series as well as many other acclaimed history and political documentaries on BBC Select- a new streaming service on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app.

How many untruths lie behind the moments and mottos that define the ‘Land of the Free’? Historian Lucy Worsley digs deep into America’s past to uncover the cynical motives, deep divisions and dark deeds beneath many of the USA’s legends. She explores how politicians, writers and protesters have manipulated their country’s history. The Revolution has been tweaked, the Civil War amended and the USA’s superpower status mythologised, leading Lucy to ask: How much of America’s story is based on fiction?

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