Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Tory twelve - where are the writers?

There was an interesting story covered by all the maajor papers yesterday about the Conservative Party and its claim that children do not know enough about history. In response it has suggested its 12 greatest Britons that includes Kings and politicians, that would cover some of the gaps in the teaching of history. Plenty of big names there but no Shakespeare or Chaucer to name just two writers that have had a massive impact on the cultural history of the nation. It seems a shame that the people listed in The Times deliver some major parts of history but not the complete jigsaw still leaving children with gaps.

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