Definition Of History: Ambrose Bierce


An account, mostly false,
of events, mostly unimportant,
which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves,
and soldiers, mostly fools.

Ambrose Bierce 1842-c.1914

The Cynic’s Word Book (1906)

The illustration is copyright: leoks via Shutterstock

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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