What person from history would you have enjoyed knowing? Why?
I love history! There are so many... how do I narrow it down?
I think Alexander The Great would be interesting to have known, so would Peter The Great and Leonardo Da Vinci.
But since I have to narrow it down and name one I would have to say it would be King Edward III of England. Why? Because he is my father's mother's, father's, mother's, father's... my 21st great grandfather.
Here is a breif except from Wikipedia: Edward III (13 November 1312 – 21 June 1377) was one of the most successful English monarchs of the Middle Ages. Restoring royal authority after the disastrous reign of his father, Edward II, Edward III went on to transform the Kingdom of England into the most efficient military power in Europe. His reign saw vital developments in legislature and government—in particular the evolution of the English parliament—as well as the ravages of the Black Death. He remained on the throne for 50 years.
One reason I love to read historical fiction is because it "fleshes out" their lives, let's the reader know how these people really lived, even though some literary license is invoked. There is a lot of information on King Edward III, but it would be interesting to see how he lived, what he thought and how he felt about things.
As always, who is someone from history that y'all would like to have known? Comments are welcome!