I will just note that history isn't always written by the victors, as an examination of the state of Civil War scholarship would indicate. It's just usually written by the victors. The farther we've progressed with access to printing presses, the more chance both sides have had to write their own version of events. Heck, remember that the US lost the War of 1812, but we still write an awful lot about it.
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"