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secret history

noun
1.
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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  • We are sworn friends; and I know all the secret history of 'John Bull.'

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • She could have narrated the secret history of every street, shop by shop.

  • It is with this secret—a page of the secret history of France that we are here concerned.

  • They were human documents, and contained much of his secret history.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • The secret history of Westminster was screamed from the fence-tops.

    The Blower of Bubbles Arthur Beverley Baxter

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