In an interview with BBC History Magazine, Ferguson claimed “it would have been in Britain’s interests to stay out in 1914”.
Military historian Professor Gary Sheffield wrote on the social networking site:
Meanwhile, a student at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand tweeted:
And Irish entrepreneur Declan Ganley wrote:
Meanwhile, Sir Richard Evans, historian of modern Germany and Europe, said:
And Toby Helm, the Observer's political editor, asked:
The story was also promoted on Twitter by Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief of Guardian Newspapers:
And a marketer from Austin wrote:
Meanwhile, Traditional Britain Group tweeted:
The full story can be found in the February issue of BBC History Magazine, on sale from today.