Dumb Britain

“Every schoolboy knows how William the Conqueror slipped on the beach at Pevensey and defeated Harold at Hastings. Every schoolboy knows, or thinks he does, how Julius Caesar defeated the mighty British chieftan Cassivellaunus and thus subdued the country”

– AH Burne, 1952

How many British schoolboys in 2011 even know who any of the four people mentioned in the above quote were?

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