It's worth remembering that history derives from Middle English histoire, from Old French, from Latin historia, from Greek historiā, from historein, to inquire, from histōr, learned person. The same Latin root historia gives us story, as well: Middle English storie, story, from Medieval Latin historia, picture, story (probably from painted windows or sculpture on the front of buildings). Old Irish scél, plural scéla also means story, news, tiding, and yes, sometimes, even historical tales. History is a collection of true tales, stories, scéla, tidings, news, about the past. These are posts that true stories about the past.