Favorite Periods in History

Favorite Periods in History

With Presidents Day just having past, my mind has been on history lately -- more specifically, the history of the United States of America.  There were many free and sale ebooks offered over the holiday weekend and throughout the week, to celebrate Presidents Day -- mostly books about the Founding Fathers and other great presidents such as Abe Lincoln.

The Revolutionary War happens to be my husband's favorite period in history, which got me to thinking what my favorite period is.  I used to really like the Civil War (the influence of my best friend growing up is probably at least partially to blame for that), but lately I've become enamored of the 1920s.  Part of it was that my husband and I got married in a 1920s-themed wedding ceremony and reception, based on the fact that my perfect wedding gown turned out to be an authentic one from 1929 (found it on eBay!).  I've gravitated toward books and movies about the 20s ever since, and I've discovered I really like the style of the era's clothes, furniture, and architecture.

Now I've eve started writing a series of books that take place in the 1920s, and as a result I've been doing more research on the era than ever.  I've been learning about Prohibition and the politics of the era, researching the fashions a little more, and watching movies set in the period.  Who knew I would ever become so interested in this period in history?

What about you?  Do you have a favorite period in history that you like to read about?