True Historical Friction

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About True Historical Friction

Have you ever wondered if history wasn’t meant to be boring?

What if it actually was interesting, or better yet, entertaining.

I am Maria von Hatten, avid history enthusiast and historical fiction author and I am here to tell you that history is boring. Yes, you heard me right, I said history is boring. Read any history textbook and you will discover that that is the plain and simple truth. Place name, person name, arbitrary date, this battle, that battle, and everybody died. The end. That doesn’t seem very interesting to me, and I’m sure that it doesn’t to you either.

Yes, it’s true. That kind of history is boring. Very boring, in fact, and that is why history has such a bad reputation. Would you find it boring though if I told you that Victorian women used to tie raw meat to their faces at night to get softer, nicer looking skin? Or that Al Capone, the famous gangster criminal of the 1930’s was responsible for expiration dates on milk bottles?

I have always been interested in the parts of history that are a bit odd and lesser-known. 
I believe that history if it isn’t learned is doomed to repeat itself. I am also deeply saddened to think that people don’t enjoy history. That they believe all history is boring. I aim to make history enjoyable, entertaining, and enlightening. After all, who wouldn’t find it funny that Napoleon Bonaparte was once attacked by a mob of fluffy bunnies who sent him fleeing in terror?
So, what if history wasn’t meant to be boring. What if it actually is interesting and even entertaining? I want to open the world of fascinating history to you. I invite you to sit back, take a quick break from our fast-paced modern world, and discover history that will inspire you to want to learn more. True Historical Friction will explore the odd, mysterious, and plain hysterical aspects of history. Are you willing to forget the type of history that you were taught in school and embrace history that is actually interesting? Join me and discover history that isn’t boring!
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