History is written by the dominant culture’s aristocracy (not simply the victors). But it is of interest to historians that written accounts of the common man’s experiences should be preserved, however mundane.
I am one such man, and while history will be the judge of my contributions, I offer the observations and interpretations of one of my time. And if my prose should prove of limited value to my successors, may it instead serve as a simple memoir to my peers and kin.
–Simon Moorhead, 2018