What does studying history teach us? | historylover

I read an interesting article by Mark Bailey in the Times today, kindly shared on this tweet. In it I learned that history has superseded PPE as the most commonly held degree among the nation’s MPs – 15% of all parliamentarians and 10% of the Cabinet are trained historians. Not only this but several high profile CEOs and 20% of head teachers in independent schools are also history graduates. What is it about the study of history which prepares such people so well for leadership?

The article went on to posit some possible answers to this question. Studying history enables the acquisition of…

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