A Question of Interpretation

My latest column for History Today was prompted by an amateur review of a history book that called it ‘just an interpretation’. The sheer wrongness of this as criticism (and rightness of this as fact) seemed to me to deserve some serious attention. Here it is: A question of interpretation

Truth Presenting a Mirror to the Vanities', Dutch, c.1625 - See more at: http
Truth Presenting a Mirror to the Vanities’, Dutch, c.1625 – See more at: http

What do you think?