Okay, it is time to fess up. To all of our U.K. forumites: Izz thiss story reeely true?
Cos if it is, then you are in good edikatiunal company with the U.S.
I would not get too complacent with thinking that the historical knowledge of the U.K.'s population at large is worse than the U.S.'s in this department. You may have met your match here in the States.
I was devastated to find that Wallace and Gromit weren't real.