04/19/2012 08:37 am ET | Updated Apr 20, 2012

8 Facts History Books Got Wrong

By Margaret Bristol for Bookish:

There are plenty of stories scholars and writers have passed off as fact, when truth be told, they are actually fiction. Remember, there was a time when folks thought bathing was bad for you, so to help stop the rumor mill, we're correcting eight common misconceptions.

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