History is written by the dominant culture’s aristocracy. 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