I'd go back to the Era where The Pharaoh reigned supreme in ancient Egypt, to be one of their many kinky slaves. But some people try to deter me and tell me they weren't those kind of slaves. So I ask them, were you alive then? Didn't think so. Goodbye.
ill go back to the time of my ancestors so i can finally get their birthdates and deathdates right because every genealogy site i find has a different story for them (according to some, an ancestor was 3 when his son was born, and another died before his son was born)
I recently discovered a direct relative who fled france in 1700 because he was a Huguenot, and i found this very interesting so i looked at his family tree. I have some of his ancestors, but all the birth and death dates are wrong. I want to know more because they were aristocrats back then.
Ok, that makes sense. I know about my heritage pretty well, because I descend (as directly as possible) from Martin Luther on my father's side, and prussian military nobility on my mother's side - it's all in the records.
I am directly related to a few men who were slightly famous (an attorney from the salem trials, a rich manufacturer in New York, the Huguenot and his grandson were somewhat known) but no one really famous like martin luther.
Being related to a famous person is of limited value, unless a fortune and/or estate goes with it - it's more of a fun thing to talk about, but I can understand the interest. The advantage of being related to someone like Luther is, that the family tree for several centuries is (for one direction at least) accessible.
I loved learning how my family used to be rich and influential, but i can never talk about it around my stepmom because then she gets butthurt over the fact that my family had money while hers never did (truth is, the fortune disappeared during the depression and everyone who was around to still enjoy it before the crash has since died)
My family has been rich and influential in periods, but we always managed to lose everything - except dignity.
The relation to Luther is sort of funny (since I have bulletproof evidence), but (as mentioned) it's of very little (= no) real value. Richard Wagner is on the same family tree btw, but I don't descend from him directly.
The Columbian Exposition. Because awesome technological marvels everywhere you look, impressive architecture, late 1800s culture all over the place, a giant ferris wheel, and the morbid excitement of a rabid serial killer.
Well, since going backwards in time will inevitably get me lynched, put into slavery, beaten, or killed, I guess I'd go to the 1990s and relive that. And I'd go to a deserted island or something. Actually, we went to Britain in the 1990s; I guess I'd go back there because that was pretty cool.
Probably the antebellum south, like in Virginia, the United States. I just find that to be such an interesting period in history and would love to explore it for myself. I'd probably end up a broken shell afterwards, but...oh, curiosity killed the cat!
I would have loved to have seen ancient Greece, too!
And I would still keep the 90s. I wish I had been old enough to comprehend things back then, because a lot of big events went on during that time and I was just a dumb child.
feudal Japan ! probably pre Tokugawa period because that point on things got so strange maybe Sengoku period or Heian period. sure Heian period is the classical era, but it did have a major turning point for Japan as well.
nope. so i can live without having any choices of my own to make. be controlled by the church and whatever nobleman takes me in to work his land. and maybe gain some work ethic if i dont die or get beaten for not working hard enough