I love Regencies, don't get me wrong. But I also love romances set in other time periods. I've talked about this before (here, here, and here to name a few), but my question remains:
Why don't other people like unusual historicals?
Is it because they like the familiar? Or is it because they don't like those other time periods? I just don't know. For instance, why isn't the American or French Revolutions popular? Is it the time, locale, or is it the face of a war? The Civil War used to be hugely popular, but I only see it in ebooks now, though I do buy those.