Hello fellow history buffs.
I didn't see a discussion on this, so I figured I'd start one. What is your favorite period(s) of history to study? Also, if you have any good books/documentaries on your subject, be sure to post so that those who are also interested can check them out.
Me personally, I love the early-mid Medieval period. I am currently in college, studying Military History, and this period has always intrigued me. I've done a few short papers (as Im an undergrad, I understand that even my longest papers are nowhere near as long as a MA student's) on Henry V, Agincourt and the Hundred Years' War, as well as on the Vikings.
Recently, I have discovered an intense interest in The Great War (or WW1).
I enjoy studying the rennaissance and Tudor England, but in the last few years really like reading about the Celts, Vikings and the 500-1300 era. I also enjoy colonial American studies too. Used to love WW2 readingas a boy but found the foreign-ness of medieval life very appealing.
The e-mail notifying me of your post interrupted me in the middle of researching my favorite period, the American Civil War. Though much more specifically I'm trying to make myself a bit of an authority on the express companies. The connection between the two is also quite interesting.
I tend to go on history binges. My recent one has been the "Knights of the Hare" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_of_the_Hare which means all events and individuals directly and indirectly around it. Prince Lionel is an interesting character. I am disappointed that apparently NONE of the stories about these knights' adventures seem to have survived(?)
I always keep an ear to the ground for new Landsknecht information as well as Revolutionary War and 19th century firearms.
Ancient Greece and Rome.