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If you know me, you know I love history. Yes the Tudor period in particular, but I do also love history in general.
I remember as a child of about 6 every night whilst eating dinner with my family telling them what I had learnt about the ancient Egyptians pulling peoples brains out with a hook through their nose before burying them.
Then a year or so later I learnt this saying at school “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” and that was it, I wanted to learn everything and anything about the period of history that was apart of.
History just made sense, in a world filled with people that made no sense and was scary, history made sense and made me feel safe and happy.
People often ask me why the Tudor period in particular, why not the normans, or the world wars, the Cold War, the Stuart’s. And there is a half answer, I find the Tudor period more fascinating than any other period I have ever learnt about. Yet I also do not know and I don’t think I’ll ever fully know.
I don’t think the things we are interested in often have a specific reason for us being interested in them. We just are. Although yes I realise my love for the tudors is probably more intense than many people’s interests, and yes I could talk for hours about the Tudor period and not get bored.
History also offers me something else, a sense of safety and security.
History won’t change, yes we may discover new information about something, but overall it isn’t going to change. Anne Boleyn will always have been executed at, just after 9am Friday 19th may 1536.
It is factual, I can fill my head with learning dates and facts, information that makes me so very happy.
History for me makes sense and history, but especially the Tudor period makes me happy. So actually whether there is a specific reason why I like history or not it doesn’t matter, because it makes me happy.
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I’ve never been hugely taken with history – I can never seem to keep dates, names etc straight in my head. It’s great that you have something you are so passionate about
What did you think of Showtime’s The Tudors?
Jessica @ Simply Infatuated
I watched a couple of episodes and just couldn’t be dealing with it.
I’ve since read of many historical inaccuracies within it (which doesn’t surprise me) it was made rather over the top and much more drama based than history based. Personally hated it.
But I know people who love history and loved it as they just took it as a drama rather than historically accurate. I just need historical things to be accurate, especially if based on actual events and people.
My autistic brother in law has an internal calendar – he knows what happened on each day, including the weather. He can also tell you what date holidays like Easter, which come on different days each year, falls on in future years. It’s interesting to me that you are interested in the Tudors, because the interest many neurotypical people have in the various Tudors is the court intrigue, the social interactions, the betrayals, not the fixed events or dates.
I’m nothing like your brother in law with dates and days but I can remember facts and dates rather easily and have a rather good memory in some areas.
That’s interesting that neurotypical people you know who are interested in the Tudors are more into the social interactions and not fixed dates and events.
I do have an interest in social interactions, and general life but I definitely am much more interested in learning facts and dates. Interesting comment. Thanks.
It is satisfying to learn a little more and to make sense of things
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