Myths large & small

The gap between what may have happened and what we think happened can be large. Telling the difference is often impossible but sometimes careful analysis of sources can clear up some myths and legends about the past.

The following are put forward as examples of historical analysis that are as subject to correction and new evidence as the stories they claim to correct.

Dungog means thinly wooded hills?

Who was this Williams of the Williams River anyway?

The Man in the Mask

Spreading the evidence around