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Surprize
18-04-2008, 10:57 AM
Are you interested in History? Do you like it? As for me I find it rather interesting but I don't like reading history reference books which make me bored and sleepy fast and inevitably. The history of France has always been attractive to me, that's why the one classic novelist whose works I can read with pleasure is A. Duma. I remember that some time ago I wanted to write a historical novel about France, lol. Also I like to watch historical movies.

Kelsey
18-04-2008, 07:08 PM
I love history. Elizabeth I was my hero when we learned about her in middle school, and now that I am addicted to that show The Tudors, I can't stop reading everything I can get my hands on about Henry VIII and his wives. I've read all of Alison Weir's biographies and am looking for new authors who have written about them. This Summer, while I am in England I will be going to Hampton Court and Hever Castle. Whoo hoo. I'm excited

Porcelain_Doll
18-04-2008, 10:00 PM
I love History! I especially love reading about Imperial Russia, I find the tsars and their court fascinating :D

Same with France, preferably 18th and 19th century. My aunt gave me for my birthday Antonia Fraser's book on Marie Antoinette (the one that Sofia Coppola used for her movie)!

I'm also really into Ancient Egypt and Greece..Rome not so much. Egypt is amazing, they had some really picturesque rulers :p

hasselbrad
19-04-2008, 03:10 AM
God yes. I am like a sponge when it comes to history. When I was ten, I dressed up as a Revolutionary War soldier for Halloween. My mother jokes about spending a week one afternoon aboard the USS Yorktown when I was about the same age. We'd watch movies about the ship in action and then go find the dents that the F6F Hellcat fighter that crashed into the smoke stack left.
Greek mythology and history... check.
Roman mythology and history... check.
Ancient/Roman/Medieval/Imperial/Modern Britain... check.
Norse mythology and the Vikings... check.
Barbarians week on the History Channel... err... History dot com... I'm glued to the television.
World War II... it is physically impossible for me to surf past any film based on this war... or pretty much any war for that matter.
I know way too much about Jack the Ripper and pretty much every other serial killer, madman or despot down through the years.
The history of sports... the history of medicine... the history of pretty much anything can keep me fascinated for hours.
I could (and did) wander around Colonial Williamsburg and Boston for hours as a child. At seven, my parents had to drag me away from the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
I <3 History!

Surprize
20-04-2008, 09:49 AM
Same with France, preferably 18th and 19th century. My aunt gave me for my birthday Antonia Fraser's book on Marie Antoinette (the one that Sofia Coppola used for her movie)!
I want a book about Marie Antoinette, too.

Greek mythology
yes, I like it, too :)

Richard
22-04-2008, 12:13 AM
I really can't imagine anyone not interested in the history of something. I enjoy the history of Hollywood above all else, and most of my reading material for the past few years have been historical or biographies. I can't say I'm adept at any particular subject, but I try to learn a little about everything that interests me, if time permits. I also enjoy reading about crime, especially the infamous ones.

Wanna trade brains, Brad?

duckula
25-04-2008, 11:08 PM
This thread needs more love. It is my considered opinion that anyone not interested in history is a fool, a damned fool at that.

I've just finished watching the HBO miniseries John Adams (fucking top notch) which has inspired me to finally start reading Democracy in America.

When I'm finally done with this stupid degree of mine (counting the weeks) and I have some more time I'm hoping to do a history degree part time. Sufficed to say, I have a passing interest.

Kelsey
27-04-2008, 06:03 AM
I've just finished watching the HBO miniseries John Adams (fucking top notch) which has inspired me to finally start reading Democracy in America.
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Isn't it awesome? We've really been enjoying it in my house, but my dad is total history nut. I had to read Democracy in America last semester in my US history class and I really enjoyed it more than I thought....let me know once you've read it as I will be interested to hear what you thought of it.

eelliiinn
27-04-2008, 12:41 PM
I don't really like history, but there is one exception: World War II.
Three weeks ago, a man who sat in concentration camp came to our school and talked about the war and his time in the different camps, it was really interesting to listen to him. And his story was so unbelivable, because he survived things that I thought was impossible to survive, for examlpe, he's the only person who have ever escaped from the gas chambers.
His story was so touching and sometimes he started to cry, and that almost made me cry too. I'm really glad that I got the chance to listen to him!

andrey92
28-04-2008, 11:34 AM
history is wery interesting. because she is vwry big, every one can found something which likes him, i like ww2 and napoleon times, but much of all i like winter war. thats a real fairy tale or not? and of course, i start watching films with keira just because i were interesting in ww2, about which, in the background, is film atonement, my favourite film after my childhood heart breaker armageddon. i was 5 and when bruce death, many of days i was unhappy, because i really think that he is death. i was in shock, but than i saw him in other role and than i understood that actors always stays alive in reality, but deaths in films.

Surprize
28-04-2008, 04:16 PM
winter war
cold war?..

andrey92
28-04-2008, 04:19 PM
no, it is war in winter 39-40 finland vs ussr. one of the greatest and bloodest finlands history pages.

Surprize
28-04-2008, 04:37 PM
no, it is war in winter 39-40 finland vs ussr. one of the greatest and bloodest finlands history pages.
Now I see. Is it named "Winter War"?

andrey92
28-04-2008, 04:42 PM
as much i know than yes, i dont know any other name of this conflict

michael22
29-04-2008, 11:33 PM
I can't believe I have not seen this thread before................
um where to begin in my love for history?
British prehistory (especially alba)
Roman History, Greek History (especially Alexander the Great and the pelopenesian wars), Medieval Scotland up to the Jacobites(you are dead in the head if after a piece of literature on this topic you are not hooked),Vikings,Finnish ( name another country whose battle cry was shoot them in the balls. Medieval of anytype for that matter. Religous history. I just find these old stories easier to accept then reality :p

Keira lover
03-05-2008, 11:30 PM
I find the Late Republican-Early Imperial period of Ancient Roman history, as well as the European theatre of WWII, esp. 1944 to be fascinating. I find textbooks to be both pooring, as well as pockmarked with historical innacuracies and omissions. It sickens me that no one knows who Lucius Junius Brutus, Lucius Cornelia Sulla Felix, Gauis Marius, Marcus Portius Cato the younger, Gauis Julius Caesar, Marcus Antonius, Marcus Lepidus or even Augustus or Tiberius were.

Does anyone other than me know the difference between Lucius Junius Brutus and Marcus Junius Brutus?

Ranman
19-05-2008, 12:33 AM
History is like a rear view mirror, who needs to see where you have been

Keira lover
08-08-2008, 12:36 AM
History is like a rear view mirror, who needs to see where you have been

He who fails to understand the past is bound to repeat it... and then everything is just so fucking, well, boring.

Surprize
03-11-2008, 11:28 AM
Now I'm extremely interested in the history of France, Great Britain (although Ice lives there) and the USA, of course. This semester we have a new subject Country Study, where we learn about English-speaking countries, in particular - the UK, but we had to write a report about any country we want (English-speaking). Certainly, I chose the States, the topic I selected was about period of struggling for Independence, the American British War etc. I've read the Declaration and I do admire Americanmen' ability to fight for freedom and independence and the most important - justice. Besides, you, guys, had the fairest Constitution for that time, when entire Europe was absolutist.

Digital_Ice
03-11-2008, 03:47 PM
Now I'm extremely interested in the history of France, Great Britain (although Ice lives there) .....

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Keira lover
04-11-2008, 02:40 AM
Now I'm extremely interested in the history of France, Great Britain (although Ice lives there) and the USA, of course. This semester we have a new subject Country Study, where we learn about English-speaking countries, in particular - the UK, but we had to write a report about any country we want (English-speaking). Certainly, I chose the States, the topic I selected was about period of struggling for Independence, the American British War etc. I've read the Declaration and I do admire Americanmen' ability to fight for freedom and independence and the most important - justice. Besides, you, guys, had the fairest Constitution for that time, when entire Europe was absolutist.

Technically, England was technically an constitutional monarchy although George II and George III especially exercised power in their own rights (saving from his bouts of prophyria), as was parts of the Netherlands. Anyway, thanks for the compliment.

.Lizzlo.Chaps.
07-11-2008, 08:11 PM
I love history. Espeically early Christian history. I'm not religious or anything but I still find it extremely interesting all the symbology and where the stories actually came from and stuff. I also love the Dark Ages and such. Unfortuneatley I don't know that much bout that time period.I love geneology and I absorb everything possible about name origins and meanings. For example I know what all my friends first names and last names mean and most historical facts about them and such. I am also a historical reenactor. I don't really like the time periods that I reenact, I do it more for the people I've met and have become a family too me and I love wearing the funky clothes. But I have learned quite abit from then and I tend to know more bout those time periods then my history teachers lol. There isn't much Medieval stuff in Canada, and even the small things around here aren't as cool as being in Europe and doing it there. ohwell. I take what I can get.

angelababy
16-11-2010, 01:09 AM
I can't say I'm adept at any particular subject, but I try to learn a little about everything that interests me, if time permits.