A talk by Anthony Poulton-Smith.
Talking Butts: the many odd ideas, often accepted as a part of history, which have no basis in fact.
The title comes from the many minor place names, found most often for fields or narrow lanes, seen as 'The Butts' or similar and commonly thought to show where medieval villagers honed their skills with the long bow. Yet it is easy to see this could never be true as the name nearly always appears several centuries before the law allowing the male villagers to miss church on Sundays in order to practise.
Many other 'facts’ will be given an airing and shown they could never stand up to scrutiny.
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