Experts warn that the education system is failing our children by squeezing history out of the curriculum.
England is the only country in Europe where the subject is not compulsory to the age of 15 or 16. Some kids are allowed to stop studying it from 13.
According to an Ofsted report, more than 100 state schools failed to enter a single pupil for History GCSE last year.
Prof Ken Lucid, head of history at the University of Thames Valley East, told us: "This is bloody outrageous - but I'm not in the least bit surprised, you should see some of the crap that walks in here wanting to a do a history degree.
"They think, 'Oh history's a piece of piss, I'll do that.'
"You ask 'em simple things when they come for interview. Like, 'What were the major causes of the Civil Wars in Britain in the middle of the 17th century?'
"You wouldn't believe how many say 'Hitler and Stalin!' They might have heard of Napoleon, or Bismarck, or Richelieu - no that's bollocks, they've never heard of Richelieu - but they can't tell you anything about them.
"Anything other than Nazis and Stalin and they just look at you all gormless."