I am no expert on history, (are there many). But it seems that they are all written to flatter a point that wasn't really significant to those at the time. To give it resonance to a more modern audience. That a particular battle was a defining point in the creation of a true democracy, or vital stand against fascism. These are all a little depressing. From a British perspective, the Spanish Armada, or the Gunpowder plot are significant event (from a modern person). But I imagine at the time they were just another sad little event of religious intolerance. Each/Every country has their favourite moment of history, breaking free from colonial power, or exercising military might that is viewed as a defining moment. However, I imagine that all of them were tainted with rather more realpolitik, and the result of party in fighting.
The French were trying to keep England from interfering in European wars, and so decided to stir up trouble in the colonies. But does this part of history receive it's due.
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