From history is a very unsafe method of communication because of how far it has travelled from history more so when most people were unable to read or write, because it may be the full truth unprovable or it may be simply full of as the ancient saying goes “By Chinese whispers” “with respect to the Chinese people” word of mouth by the liar or the fable come story teller, which means in the plural something spoken quietly in a whisper which may be partially or wholly true or even untrue from ages ago or sooner than later, but then the date of such writings will prove my point even though some would have been written during the event. Thus one must be very careful as to what they are feeding to people from ancient writings which were written after an event, and are not so during an event as are these writings taking place at this time.
Gladly these writings today can be proven to be true because they are witnessed, and do cover realistic events which some or many people on earth may have or will have experience of, therefore there will not be very much if any danger of any of it being Chinese whispers or deliberately done so to deceive anyone, as may have, and have been done so over many years of historical information and even information of today, conspiracies by the thousands even today spring to mind, so what about conspiracies which would also be rife, instigated; or put into place by the devious in power who wanted to deceive the people who were not literate at all in ancient times so as to have them follow their (other people’s) ideals or even obey their orders, commands, demands or even sold as slaves or even put to death if they did not believe or obey.
What about conspicuous writers of ancient times who may have fraudulently put names of deceased people of historic events to their own writings, information, who have long gone, passed over and cannot defend themselves by denying that they were not the author of such, or that they were. What if these fraudulent writers in power and notability made up their information and put someone else’s name to it for gain, or so that they could pass the blame onto the departed to save themselves.
Remember identity theft is nothing new and neither are conspiracies by people in power who will say or do anything to get people to follow them, and believe just about everything they show them and tell them. Another word springs to mind, Deceit. Even religious deceit of which is explained in plenty on the internet.