I caught up with the Thoenes later at their book signing, where Bodie expanded on some of her theories as an “historian.”
The historian Michael Smith told the Mail that the work of women code breakers had only recently received proper recognition.
historian Frederic Whyte wrote that he “must surely have been the best-liked crook that ever lived.”
mid-15c., from Middle French historien (14c.), from Latin historia (see history). As "writer of history in the higher sense" (distinguished from a mere annalist or chronicler), from 1530s. The Old English word was þeod-wita.
[T]he historian's fallacy is the error of assuming that a man who has a given historical experience knows it, when he has had it, to be all that a historian would know it to be, with the advantage of historical perspective. [David Hackett Fischer, "Historians' Fallacies," 1970]