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Give a monkeys?
I was always put off history at school - didn't even do it at A-level as the teachers were terrible and the syllabus was entirely 20th century history.

But now have an archaeological/historical researcher job (my job title even has the word historian in it although I'm not sure why!) and am founding myself more and more interested in castles and abbeys (like troll) and medieval history. Have just finished reading a book on the Black Death and am getting worryingly keen on all sorts of historical documents.

All this work has made me realise how separate some historians and archaeologists are - when I read an archaeological report on a medieval site it rarely takes into account the complex historical debates, national events or historical documentation. Vice versa the historians don't really take note of the architectural or archaeological research in the area they are writing about.

Ok - its a huge generalisation, but seems to happen quite frequently :face-huh:

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