Studying history CAN be very enjoyable and informative.
It can also be very boring - and this is one of the big challenges when you're developing a new history curriculum ... which is something New Zealand just so happens to be doing right now.
About an hour ago political commentator and PR man Matthew Hooton's daughter sat down for an NCEA exam looking at the history of the Tudors: pretty much the Motley Crue of the historical world.
This got him wondering why the Tudors are so exciting - and whether we could learn a thing or two from them.
He's in the studio now chat about the idea.