Favourite Period of History?
January 13, 2009 12:37pm CST
I was doing some research for a project I am working on, based in the Napoleonic Wars of the 1800s, and I was just wondering, what are people's favourite period of history? So please reply with your favourtie period, and why. My favourite is both the Medieval Ages, and the 18th to 19 Century, because they are both periods which was very rapid in devlopment, like the middle ages was a rapid change from arrows to cannons, whereas the 18th Century was revolution, mercantilism, and a huge economic upturn.
• Cambridge, England
15 Jan 09
I am fascinated by the Roman era. The more one reads about it, the more one realises that living in Roman Britain was in many ways nearly as civilised as living in Britain today. There was as efficient and effective civil infrastructure then as we have now. The problem was that it was military-based: the maintenance of roads, for example, was the responsibility of the military, so that when the Romans left, nobody was responsible for the upkeep of all the things that went to keep society functioning and the whole economy collapsed. It took a long time for the British to pull through the Dark Ages, just as it may take quite a while for this global recession to pass.
16 Jan 09
Funnily enough, I was having a discussion with a friend of mine,who is interested in the Anglo-Saxon era of dominance, and when the Romans kind of invaded Britain, then left it to it's own purpose. Even though they left the island, the Romans stil saw it as part of their Empire, and said to the Britons that even though they were still ruled by the biggest empire in the known world, they said that they had to defend themselves, because they had no garrisons to spare for occupation.
• United States
13 Jan 09
May favorite part of history is pearl harbor. The story is sad. When 9/11 becomes a major part of our history it will be one i will like as well. For heroes!! The stories you read make you want to cry and the stories that make me cry are the ones i like the most.
14 Jan 09
I personally find 9/11 sadder thn I do Peral Harbour, only because it was so recent, and I remember watching it on TV during a school day. We were actually celebrating a students birthday at the time.... That was sad. But I see what you mean by Pearl Harbour though, in the sense that it was very sad. It was all so sudden, and the saotries are all so heart-breaking! What do you think of the film, Pearl Harbour, as a remake/representation?