Are you interested in history but can’t face reading a full on hefty book on it full of facts and figures? Do you like a good bit of dramatisation? Check out the books written by Philippa Gregory (https://www.philippagregory.com/books) – she has written a series of historical novels which really bring history and the characters you remember reading about at school to life!
Probably her most well known book series are the Plantagenet and Tudor stories and the film The Other Boleyn Girl starring Eric Bana, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson (amongst others) was based on Philippa Gregory’s novel of the same name. The other books in the series are written in a similar vein i.e. fictionalised accounts of historical events and characters. Main events are written about but it isn’t all strictly accurate (but hey, they are definitely entertaining reads!).