This article is not genealogy-related but it does deal with history. I also found it interesting.
65-year-old Bill Wyman is an amateur historian and a metal detector enthusiast. He and a co-author have even written a book about using metal detectors to find historical artifacts in the British Isles.
"I've found 200 old coins, Roman brooches and an axe from 1700 BC. I've discovered Roman sites, all manner of 15th-century artifacts, all of which are verified by the British Museum."
Wyman says that he should have been an archivist. He is an extremely serious enthusiast, according to his writing partner. Richard Havers said: "It's true. He has such passion for the past. I got a call from him today with another 'great idea' and you have to say, 'Bill, let's get this done first'. He's mercurial."
Indeed, Bill Wyman missed his calling and did not become an archivist. Instead, he spent the past 40 years as a guitarist. He is a member of the Rolling Stones.