Have you ever found yourself in a conversation where a famous historical event or person comes up and you know absolutely nothing so you quietly nod along until the conversation changes topic to avoid embarrassment?
Have you always wondered about the origins of certain phrases?
Do you recognise a person’s name from history but have no idea what they did or why they’re famous?
Did you zone out in your high school history classes?
Well good news! I’m here to help.
I have decided to put my highly-useful-in-the-real-world History degree to use for you and demystify history for the masses in a new series of posts called ‘A quick history of…’! (Fun fact: I have two highly useful degrees! A Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and a Masters in Museum Studies. Don’t all rush to employ me at once!!)
So, tell me, what are your historical blind spots? What have you always wanted to know but didn’t know where to start? What embarrassing knowledge gap shuts you up in a conversation?
Pompeii? Shakespeare? The Tudors? Watergate? Marie Antoinette and her cake?
I live to serve, so tell me what you would like to see as part of this series and I will deliver!!