What appears in the history books is not always the real story.
Real history is conducted in secret and is almost never documented. Real history revolves around a handful of power-players, together with a small number of secret societies and closed associations.
Real history is all about conspiracies whereas history, as it appears in books, resembles a crime scene investigation.
Events occur, and the historians come along later and try to work out what caused those events. But while crime scene investigators have elaborate scientific techniques to help them gather decisive forensic evidence, many historians have access only to what is available in the public record and even that is often unreliable.
If there is no public record, mainstream historians have nothing to fall back on other than their imagination. They then create a narrative to link the events, to establish cause and effect.
But that’s all it is, a narrative, a story. It’s not always an accurate reflection of the truth.
The real facts are almost always concealed from the eyes of the mainstream.
Only a fool would take a mainstream historian’s interpretation of events as reality.
Manipulated and sanitised history is about as meaningful as literary criticism.
Therefore, mainstream Historians and dusty Academics are, without exception, almost always, unreliable narrators.