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Old February 13th, 2017, 11:31 AM   #1
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My struggle

I love history and the stories of the events and the biographies of the people involved. However, the part I struggle with is working out the significance of the event(s) in a wider context, and their effect on future events.

How do you know what events are significant and others less so?
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Old February 14th, 2017, 03:30 AM   #3
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I am probably not expressing myself that well but sometimes it takes decades or centuries for the real implications of certain events to become clear. How do you know when those consequences are being felt?

We're all familiar with the Thomas A'Becket story for instance. However, a king 'orders' the murder of a priest. Why is this significant in the long term history of Britain and when and how does this manifest itself.

This us just one example.
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