Think about reasons for the study of history.
Why do so many people watch soap operas and situation comedy on television?
We like to pry into the lives of people -- we are just nosey.
History is not about dates and names of dead people.
History is about time travel and good detective work.
The historian discovers mysteries in the past that can reveal the key to the future.
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SAILOR, RICH MAN, POOR MAN, BEGGARMAN, THIEF, MEN, WOMEN, FAMILIES, NATIONS.
They are the stuff of history.