Caz, that was also my field of study for my undergrad degree as well. And I concur with what you say about the wide choice of areas of historical study.
I always find it interesting how we group periods of history. We study modern history by decades or even by monarch’s or president’s active eras but cram a thousand years under the same label as “Medieval”. And there is obviously a great deal of difference between life in the 6th century vs. the 13th century.
I’ve always found the English Civil War and the Restoration period to be so interesting. I don’t think there is anything sadder than a civil war and the changes it had upon British Government and life were so profound I’m surprised it’s not covered much in UK schools.
I can thank good old Jean Plaidy for introducing me to the exciting world of 17th century Great Britain.