Telling Our Stories, Writing Our Lives

By | 2016-11-12T08:37:30+00:00 November 12th, 2016|Berkshire Blog|

I have a new sympathy for the historians I’ve worked with over the years, people who spend their time in archives and agonize over footnotes. They want to get the facts right, and I can now see that our easy acceptance of anecdotal information as historical fact is troubling. Was Valerie Eliot, as she claimed, on the school playing field when a German plane flew over in 1943?