Interview With A #HistoryHater

If you are reading this then you either a) love history or b) have found us on StumbleUpon and are questioning how you got this far..? Either way, you would never say you hated history, right? History-Haters just don’t exist.

Or do they?

WELL, we recently traveled to the depths of Kent, and found one. And here’s how the conversation went…

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Hi there. So you look like a really cool normal girl. In fact, just the kind of person who we find usually loves history. How about we start by playing a word association game? 

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Ok, take it away…

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Castle

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Princess

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Anne

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Boleyn

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Revolution

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History French

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Landscapes

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Water colour paintings

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Rome

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Verona

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Troy

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Zac Efron from High School Musical

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Michelangelo

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Painter

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Humanities

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Bugs

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History EH???

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History You said say whatever came into my head!

(Moving on…)

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Archaeologist

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History You

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Pyramid

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Sand

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Car park

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Where’s my pink driving licence at?!

(…I was hoping for Richard III)

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Industrial

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Cleaner

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Museum

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Bordum

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Ok, first off I question where your heads at for some of those answers, but overall I’d say you show a moderate level of promise. I’m interested to know why you associate the word ‘museum’ with ‘bordum’.

Care to explain?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Well, when you are being dragged around 90% of Britain’s castles and historic homes by your older sister it gets boring.

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Fair enough, but even if your sister did drag you to these places, you were already there, so why not try and enjoy them?

Is the castle boring, or just your sister?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Hmm I don’t think I can answer that one!

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Careful, remember I know your sister! Anyway, don’t you think that seeing as you were already at said castle or museum that you couldn’t just enjoy yourself?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Because I’m more interested in modern day things that are happening today. But I must admit, if someone said I could be Scarlet O’ Hara for the day I wouldn’t say no!

(I contemplate reminding her that Scarlet is a fictional character…but i move on)

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History The majority of people who enjoy learning about the past say it’s because they want to be transported back to a certain time period. They can mentally visualise what a place was like and want to learn as much information as possible to almost bring it back to life. When you walk around a castle, do you not imagine what life must have been like, the people, the sounds, the smells….?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Yes, I imagine how hard there life must if been…like, imagine having no medicine! But yes I like looking at period dresses and wish people today would make that kind of effort!

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Ah, so you would like to transport yourself back. Where would you go?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History To Gone With The Wind! I WANT SCARLET’S DRESSES!

(Now comes the time to clarify a few things…)

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Right, that’s all great because I am a HUGE GWTW fan myself. But you do realise you are asking to be transported back to a fictional novel?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Don’t care. IT’S AMAZING

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Maybe you should have answered ‘the South prior to and during the American civil war’?

Do you even know what the American civil war was?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Lots of death. A fight between the Yankees and someone? Over land? Erm… am I on the right page?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Just so we are clear, I’m not judging you on your knowledge, there should be no snobbishness in the humanities, but you asking me if you’re right must mean you want to know the answer to my question?

Do you want to know what the american civil war was?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Go on then.. I’m guessing I’m COMPLETELY wrong

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History But do you WANT to know the answer…?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Short answer…

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History If we stopped chatting right this second, could you just walk away and not give it a second thought….?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Only because it would annoy me now as I want to know if I’m right!

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Hmm…that’s not quite the answer I was hoping for.

Lets move on.

Do you think the way you were taught history at school has played a big part in the way you view the past?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Yes actually. I’ve always liked the way we were taught how to interpret paintings. Hear me out…

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Go on…

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Like when you have a portrait and you were taught to look at all the objects. For instance, a globe would show you whether they were well travelled, or rich colours and fabrics would indicate wealth. I definitely look at portraits differently now.

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Yeah of course, it’s interesting to see how people used their portraits to portray themselves in a certain way to the viewer.

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Where I work there is a portrait of an old man getting his beard shaved, but his servant is sooo well dressed and everything is so heavily embroided in gold and reds it shows how he can afford himself and even such unimportant people the same things.

(not going to lie…we were lost)

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Ya get me?

(nope, nothing)

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Well, I guess this means you are inquisitive, which is basically the  foundation of an historian. You can appreciate life around you, and how people wanted to portray themselves in the past via portraits.

Lets round up now and finish with a final word association.

Ready?

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Hit me.

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Cleopatra

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Eyeliner

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Edwardian

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Books

(!?!)

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Howard

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Ben

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Jurassic

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Park

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Iceberg

Interview With A #HistoryHater Features Our Articles Random History Lettuce

Ok, this is going to take some more work….

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