What does studying history teach us?

I read an interesting article by Mark Bailey in the Times today, kindly shared on this tweet. In it I learned that history has superseded PPE as the most commonly held degree among the nation’s MPs – 15% of all parliamentarians and 10% of the Cabinet are trained historians. Not only this but several high profile CEOs and 20% of head teachers in independent schools are also history graduates. What is it about the study of history which prepares such people so well for leadership?

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