If you like history beyond our Hesch origins in Austria, I'd like to recommend something called Beachcombing's Bizzare History Blog. He speaks of himself in third person and writes with wry humor, amazingly researched facts, and informed opinion. The author is a British polymath, and probably a History professor...we don't know since he rarely talks about himself. And damn, he's just plain fun to read.
(BTW, I learned how to spell 'Renaissance' when Em worked at the Ren Fest...I'm just showing off ☺).