History lovers love history and more often than none they love the back stories to most stories.
Being a major history lover myself, I see the history of a created worlds just as amusing and entertaining as the history recorded from ancient times.
Fictional wars, fictional politics, fictional people, and fictional problems seem to satisfy the tired void from rereading mankinds past over and over again.
If you think I’m wrong? Look at the crazy everyone has had over the StarWars going from the old republic all the way up too, the soon to be released, Force Awakens.
My stories have a significant past that speaks through the story like rainwater leaking through a roof. The hardest part is to not to overburden the present with the past in order to maintain the vision you wished to create. (Excluding stories that are strictly influenced by past events).
History feeds an appetite that many had no idea they had.