According to a survey 47% of those surveyed thought Richard I (the Lionheart), was a myth. Worryingly 33% thought the same about Sir Winston Churchill and Florence Nightingale.
Conversely 59% though Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson were real people.
Did the people conducting the survey especially look for thick people, or is it yet another indictment of State Education?
Possibly both - but more likely the latter, as even the those of the most modest mental ability, exposed to a half decent education would be more than likely to get such simple questions right.
More worrying, what else don’t the respondents have a clue about - and how does this affect important decisions they make in daily life, based apparently on completely mistaken information.
More worrying still ;-) These people can vote...