Saturday, October 15, 2005

Scots "ignorant"

In a shocking survey, Scots have been found to be ignorant about the battle of Trafalgar.

  • 83% of Scots do not know where the Battle of Trafalgar took place.

  • 45% of Scots did not know Nelson's ship was called HMS Victory.

  • 15% did not know Nelson's fleet was made of wood.

  • 3% thought it was fought between Scotland and England. Who do they think won!?!

  • I fear that the survey, if carried out in England, would have similar results. What is being taught in history classes at schools across the UK?


    wonkotsane said...

    All I can remember of history lessons at school was the Romans, the Vikings and the two great wars.

    Bag said...

    Wait a minute. I thought it was the Reds and the Blues. I thought back, many, many moons, and remember getting told about some great victory but the details on who was red and who was blue escapes me. I'm convinced my history teacher never mentioned anything about colours so how useful was she. It's all the teachers fault. And wooden boats, how ridiculous is that? Someone could have been hurt with splinters.

    Snafu said...

    Wonko, How can you forget British involvement in the slave trade, evil imperialism and English oppression of Scotland, Wales and Ireland?

    Laban said...

    In my son's GCSE History class, he's being taught 20th Century history viz

    The Ku Klux Klan and lynchings

    "Was US immigration policy between the wars racist ?"

    10% of Americans owned 90% of the wealth

    etc etc etc

    Snafu said...


    At least they aren't teaching children about the Soviet inter-war utopia.