1. It was a hard, but Non fiction - I guess because I‘m a history grad.
2. Yes, depending on the time period. I love shades of magic, I hated the white queen
3. The “long” 19th century - aka French Revolution to 1914. Although I love inter war too.
4. I was a childhood Queen Victoria obsessive, but I‘ve picked her eldest daughter who ended up Empress of Prussia because she‘s an interesting but somewhat forgotten figure.