My mum did me a huge favour when she kept the majority of my school reports … and then, years later, passing them onto me. The History Project has given me reason to pull them out of a folder and re-read them.
Without a doubt, History was my favourite subject. From the Tudors through to British Political History, 1793-1914, I absorbed it all. I loved that everything was fact, there were no hidden anomalies (such as in English Grammar). History was what it was (if we gloss over the fact that history is written by the victors). As early as July 1980, the History teacher wrote that my work was “outstanding in quality and effort“. Blimey! In another life, I’d have read for a History degree and become an archivist.
What was your favourite subject at school and why?