If you imagine historians to be old, dull and grey, studying books behind a big old desk, then I'm sorry to disappoint you.
I'm not old yet.
I love history, because I want to know why the world is as it is today. Why is the world ruled primarily by white men? Why are we all so fond of killing each other? Why is Donald Trump president?
Apart from the big questions, I might like history's side notes even more. I'm especially pleased when I find some interesting little piece of knowledge, like that the boss of the Ottoman sultan's harem was a black eunuch, and that this guy actually wielded quite a lot of power, in one of the greatest empires in the history of mankind.