Who’s into history?
What parts of history are you learning about at the moment? What parts of history do you know about that are really interesting?
Good History books/podcasts you’ve read lately, or want to read etc?
I’ve just started reading a history of the 30 years’ war called Europe’s Tragedy. Only about 50 pages in, it’s very in depth so a bit of a trudge to get going with but it’s exciting learning about something that I don’t have much background knowledge of at all.
Been learning more about the Tudors in recent years too. Started with reading the Hilary Mantel books which got me interested, but have recently listened to a fuck load of episodes of The History of England podcast, which is currently doing Henry VIII. So many great characters in and around the story of Henry VIII and such a turbulent and important episode in our history. Love it.
So yeah I’m pretty Medieval/Early Modern and Eurocentric at the moment.
I’m also interested in micro-history books - that focus on a very small event or theme rather than wider topics. Half way through reading this book about a mountain hiking tragedy in Russia in 1959.
OK that’s boring enough for an OP, now you chat about history too please.