To some extent it really is like learning history.
When you initially read history, it is simply a whirl of names and dates. Nothing seems to stick. But the more you learn, the greater amount of hooks you have got for brand new facts to stick onto– which means you accumulate knowledge at what exactly is colloquially called an rate that is exponential. Once you remember that Normans conquered England in 1066, it will probably catch your attention whenever you hear that other Normans conquered southern Italy at in regards to the same time. Which will make you wonder about Normandy, and take note when a book that is third that Normans were not, like most of what exactly is now called France, tribes that flowed in because the Roman empire collapsed, but Vikings (norman = north man) who arrived four centuries later in 911. (more…)