Figments of our imagination

One in four Britons don’t believe wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill existed, according to a recent survey.

Churchill is compared to Florence Nightingale and Sir Walter Raleigh, seen by many survey respondents as a mythical person, the London Daily Mail reported Monday.

The survey, conducted with 3,000 respondents to test their general knowledge, reported other historical figures such as Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, Cleopatra and the Duke of Wellington were made up for books and films, the Mail reported.

You know, as a mild Anglophile it’s pretty depressing to watch the once-Great Britain sink into the muck. Perhaps we should take up a collection to buy Sir Winston some new bearings–he’s surely burned out the ones he was buried with.

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