Is History Written by the Winners?

It’s the most tired of historical clichés, but is it so for a reason? Who writes history? Four would-be winners debate.

The attempted Soviet coup d'état, or August Coup, Moscow, 1991.
The August Coup, an attempted Soviet coup d'état, Moscow, 1991. Wikimedia Commons.


‘The powerful of one era are not the same as those of the preceding one’ 

Levi Roach, Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of Exeter and author of Empires of the Normans: Makers of Europe, Conquerors of Asia (John Murray, 2022).

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