We can't claim any special connection to these very funny British comedians except that we're all "history girls." As they say on their website: "The History Girls take their version of history and put a wig on it - a sort of Brontë Python." In this sketch, they put their silly-wig on the writing Brontë sisters. We especially like the part about coming up with a really, really good title – a constant challenge to novelists (okay, at least it's a constant challenge to us) though perhaps not with such amusing results. Oh, if only our books had moors in them, too!
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.