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    **The Official CricketWeb History Thread**

    I will contribute more when I'm sober, however I am disgusted that there's an official science thread and not an official History thread.

    So this is for all you budding historians on CricketWeb. What's your field of interest, what's great about our subject?
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    Merge with Science thread.... see, for example

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    **** off

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    Love History, can be a complete History nerd at times. Is it bad I've asked my mum for Christmas to get me a biography of The Duke of Wellington i saw in Sainsburys? Tend to find that if i'm reading fiction its still something in a historical (and usually political), such as le Carre, Dumas.

    At the moment been reading through Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain as my lunchtime book at work, nearly done. Has been a pretty good read, as he writes in a style thats easily accessible, but not patronizing, and does add a nice dry humour streak to his work. Also does break up the heavy in depth analysis with lighter looks (eg what would 1948 Brits think of us... How the 60's culture has had long term effects on our spending habits).


    Also got a History of The American People on the go, was something my sister bought me 10 years ago, and at 1100 pages is a bit daunting, so used it more as a reference book at uni, but finally gonna crack through it... Its good in that it does cover from the start of colonization (and the rise of the slave trade from the Portuguese coast in Africa), upto 1997.

    Did have the Mi5 book on the go, but thats fallen on the wayside. I believe CDM was giving it a read too.



    Always found during education I was more into American History than British/European (infact, didn't do any British at A level, and did 1 module on British Politics at uni over my entire course.) However, now i'm a dutiful servant of Her Majesty (*cough*) I've been wanting to learn more about British, especially the Victorian era onwards (as everyone else, covered the Tudors and Stuarts at school), after that might plough back into the Norman/Plantagenet era.
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    Modern History sucks. As do the Tudors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Modern History sucks. As do the Tudors.
    So wrong about modern history, is quite obviously the best. Tudors are a bit lame though.

    Always liked Ancient history but hated studying it, did one module on it and writing essays on the subject was just so irritating.

    Nothing worse than millitary history though.

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    I'll quote Marx's maxim before anyone else does:

    "Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce."
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    Love me some history. Peninsular War and Southern African history being particular areas of interest.
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    Love History though "Changing Role and Status of Women in Britain 1840-1930" did it's best to change that. Then currently my teacher for coursework is also trying to suck the life from me.

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    Burgey's 30's.

    Then we're bordering on the realms of ancient history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Burgey's 30's.

    Then we're bordering on the realms of ancient history.

    Same applies for Richmond finals campaigns itbt.

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    Greatest subject on earth.

    My 11th class history portion was awesome- The Dark ages-Renaissance in Europe, The Ancient Roman Empire and The Growth of Islam

    This year, not so interesting. Indian History from Indus Valley Civilization(3000 BC) to Independence(1947)

    Glimpses of World History is the first 400+ page book I read. Read it when I was 7 or so. Really got me into history.
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    History's awesome. Love the random little things, like the fact that NZ was the only country at war with Germany for about 12 hours in 1939 because we forgot about time zones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    History's awesome. Love the random little things, like the fact that NZ was the only country at war with Germany for about 12 hours in 1939 because we forgot about time zones.


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