Tuesday, 5 June 2018

History is History

I have just been told there is no room for any further History books, fact or fiction. Strange as The Witchfinders daughter is the Penguin book of the year 2018.

There is always room for EVERY type of book, always more to learn. From the bolt counters to the fashionistas. 

Why isn't every museum closed down? Why is there a fashion museum? A Roman museum?  Because it's amazing and interesting to hear the stories of the past.

The passion for History is shown in this country by the amount of people visiting historical sites, watching historical tv programmes with Dan Snow and Lucy Worsley et al,people re-enacting in their thousands the battles of hundreds of years ago from The War of the Roses up to WW2.

History is not a thing of the past, we are making it right now.

Timeteam is another example, archeology as well, with the recent programmes on Pompeii and Egypt. 

How do you know where you're going if you don't know where you've been?

Why do people research family history, local history, any history?  Because it's in us, it's what we're made of.

In case you haven't guessed by now, it's my absolute passion!


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