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Taylor Swift is a history buff on tour

Taylor Swift has become a history buff after reading all about 'America's first family', the Kennedys, in a new book.

The country star admits she couldn't put The Kennedy Women down and it has sparked a new interest in history.

Taylor Swift tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I bought books about John Adams, Lincoln's Cabinet, the Founding Fathers and Ellis Island."

And she has even been paying visits to the country's top historical sites, monuments and museums on tour, like the New York Historical Society: "It was closed. I almost cried."