If you decide to take a fresh look at history, where do you start? Seemed to me that you need to set parameters. I stumbled across the four volumes of "A History of The English-Speaking Peoples" by Winston Churchill. As I read each volume, I made a note of people, events and subjects for further study.It ran to around 30. I really had to set a limit. I then researched each topic to identify recommended books.
I had great fun collecting them.This was before the internet had taken off.I got several on a memorable two day visit to Hay on Wye.
And then I read the lot.
It opened up other subjects of interest. More about that will follow.