My name is Mallory. I’m a daughter, a wife, a mother, and if you haven’t guessed it already by the fact that this blog exists, I am a person who harbors a deep and lifelong love of History.
My life-long love affair with learning about the world in eras bygone started when I was only a kid. Thanks to my local library, I was able to find fun books written from the perspective of kids and teens just like me that detailed events and moments in time that I would never be able to witness myself. However, through those books, I was able to get a good idea of what kids who were there went through. In school, History felt so far away because we just focused on broad topics and dates, but those books gave me specifics and they made me realize how those people in the past that we just brushed over in school, were real people with lives, hopes, and dreams just like me.
That’s how History stole my heart.
Ever since then, I’ve lost countless hours of my life reading about historical figures online or by combing through hundreds of biographies (seriously, you should see my bookcase, it’s practically full of books about historical figures), I studied History in school, and tried to find an outlet for my interests that didn’t consist of constantly pestering my friends and family into hearing all about my cool little fun facts about people in History that nobody cares about.
So, I decided the best course of action was to write a blog filled with the fun stories about people that maybe you haven’t heard about before. The Internet is a pretty big place so I figured that there would be somebody out there who was as excited about these stories as I was when I first read them or maybe I’m just screaming into the void haha.