I noticed something about "history" a long time ago.
History is focused on the drama queens, not the quiet, mature people who made up most of the world's population. And I suppose this is natural.
Who do you remember best? the quiet neighbor who never made a scene, or that "crazy redneck neighbor" who is always annoying you with their drunken antics?
Well, history is the same.
The kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, generals, soldiers, priests, and all the rest of those who are over-represented in "history" books are no different. They are the drama queens making a scene and getting attention.
The wars, treaties, constitutions, laws, edicts, and everything else they did to get into those "history" books are just the drama queens acting out, to the detriment of the world.
You'd do better to pay attention to those who never made it into "history" books, but obviously, that is a problem.