During a particularly warm fall, I have the strong recollection of silently sweating through Mr. Walker’s Western Civilization class with the lyrics of a recently released Sting album going through my head:
Sooner or later just like the world first day
Sooner or later we learn to throw the past away
History will teach us nothing…
I’ve never been a particular fan of history, but my teachers and professors never made the subject as interesting as the wonderful writers and directors of the many historical fiction dramas on television. I find myself getting drawn into the time-warp known as Wikipedia to learn what is fact in these series. Try your hand and see how much you know about the history in your favorite shows.