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secret history

n
(Historical Terms) a version of historical events which differs from the official or commonly accepted record and purports to be the true version. Also called: shadow history
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The work throws no light whatever on the name that was really his own or on the secret history of his life--it is almost entirely devoted to the praise of his domestic virtues, the assertion of his rare abilities, and the enumeration of the honours conferred on him.
This idea may be illustrated by a page from the secret history of David Swan.
I began explaining to her that secret history of the partnership.
We do not present the chevalier as an accomplished man; but surely we can pardon, in an old celibate whose heart sends so much blood to his left cheek, these adorable qualities, founded, perhaps, on some sublime secret history.
The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II.
The show titled Secret History will remain open till April 4, from 11am to 8pm (excluding Sunday).
Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It charts a top-secret military program to reach the sound barrier with the goal of delivering a nuclear device to its destination faster than the enemy.
The Secret History of Soldiers is a departure from traditional military history in that it focuses on what individual soldiers did to cope with life and death in the greatest cataclysm any citizens have ever had to endure.
The Secret History of My Sojourn in Russia, brings that fascinating period in Ha?ek's life to the attention of the English reader.
THE SECRET HISTORY OF MY FAMILY BBC2, 8.00pm The documentary charting social history over the centuries tells the story of an Edwardian family locked in benefit dependency, and of a mother who was accused of a shocking crime against her own child.
THE SECRET HISTORY OF MY FAMILY BBC2, 8.00pm The latest documentary charting social history through family trees begins in 1890s Salford, where press hysteria and public panic gripped the town as rival gangs were pitched in street battles.
The Secret History Of My Family: The Gadbury Sisters BBC2, 8pm Instead of focusing on celebs, this is a sort of civilian version of Who Do You Think You Are, looking at the people from the past who didn't make the textbooks.