This book is the story of five contiguous seventy-five year periods of history. They start in 1404 with the demise of the Middle Ages and end in 1779 with the beginnings of the Age of Enlightenment. In between, they contain the European Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. Not your usual history book, however. My autobiography titled “It’s All About Me” has a subtitle “A Rather Ordinary Life in Some Extraordinary Times.” This book tells the story of each of those seventy-five year periods through the eyes of a fictional character who lived a rather ordinary life in those extraordinary times. The book focuses more on the How and Why of history and not so much on the What, When, Where, and Who. The How and Why are always more interesting, and the others are included when needed to help complete the picture. Enjoy the ride.