AMERICAN HISTORY'S BIGGEST FIBS: GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SLAVES

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Why don’t some Americans want to think of George Washington as a slave-owner – and was he? Activist & lawyer, Michael Coard tells Lucy Worsley what he thinks the truth could mean for both Washington’s – and America’s legacy.

Alternative facts aren’t new to American political history: they’re the making of it. The American Revolution; The Civil War; The American Dream: how many half-truths lie behind these moments and mottos that define America? British historian Lucy Worsley (chief curator of the Royal Palaces) digs deep into US past, to find the cynical motives, divisions and darkness that lies behind the legends.

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