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secret history

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • But in secret history we are more busied in observing what passes than in being told of it.

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

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • First, I have already let my readers into the secret history of that ball.

    Piccadilly Laurence Oliphant
  • She could have narrated the secret history of every street, shop by shop.

  • Not to be carried away by the material success of the Dutch system, it is as well to bear in mind its secret history.

    Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke

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