One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘this is a wonderful opportunity to use my interest in history’
the past, former times, historical events, days of old, the old days, the good old days, time gone by, bygone days, yesterday, antiquity
literary days of yore, the olden days, yesteryear
archaic the eld
2‘I was reading a history of the Civil War’
chronicle, archive, record, report, narrative, story, account, study, tale, saga
memoir, biography, autobiography
public records, annals
3‘Kirsty calmly related the details of her history’
background, past, family background, life story, antecedents
experiences, adventures, fortunes
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