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I’d have to say the American Revolution would be my personal interest in the period, and not just because it was the event that created my country (though that’s a big part of it). It’s the touchstone of so much history that came after it, in that it didn’t so much result in territory changing hands as so many European wars did, it resulted in the creation of an entirely new country altogether, which I find very interesting to consider in parallel with the dynastic politics of the XVIII Century.
It’s also fun to play out on the tabletop, as others have said, since you can play battles of many varying sizes with lots of the goodies of the period – colorful uniforms, livery, etc.