You've been selected -- out of the many thousands upon thousands of candidates -- to be the first person to go off on a voyage in time! It's a rather high responsibility, of course -- you'll be representing your kin and your country -- but there's so much to learn and so much to see!
Unfortunately, preparations on the vessel have taken longer than expected, and you have to cut down your adventure-through-the-past to just two hours. What can I do in the past in just two hours? you ask yourself, but by the time you've even questioned it, you know exactly what you're going to do.
You're going to go back in time for a two-hour conversation with a historical figure of your choice. You're given the time-machine's control panel and instructed to type in the name of the person you want to meet. You take a breath, and then you begin to type.
Who would you go back in time to meet, and why? What kind of questions would you ask this historical figure, not only as the envoy for your country from the future, but out of sheer curiosity?