British pupils learn more about Hitler than about the British history, a study by Ofsted, the British school inspection body showed.
"Too few children could tell you which British monarch united the thrones of England and Scotland and who Nelson was", Chris McGovern, director of the History Curriculum Association, said.
Professor Simon Schama, the broadcaster and academic, said that he would prefer history teaching be abolished altogether rather than continue with the current situation in which lessons are restricted to "Hitler and the Henrys".
The German ambassador has complained last year about this isuue, too, after British youths attacked German exchange students just because they were Germans after a headline in popular newspaper saying: "We want to beat you Fritz!"
This maybe also explains the fear some British members here have of us Germans.
Article in Der Spiegel (German)
Article in the Independent (English)