Why is Knowing About History Important?

I can understand why you’d ask why knowing about hisotry is important. It was not my favorite subject in school, either. However, the value to knowing history is that it helps you make better decisions, prevent the repeat of bad consequences, etc. If we don’t pay attention to the decisions and outcomes in Great Britian’s history, for example, we could start down the path making the same decisions that drove our forefathers to flee and start their own free country.