According to the Help Center…
This is not the right site for questions about:
- Etymology, evolution of the English language, or historical English - see english.stackexchange.com instead.
So why do these tags even exist on ELL?
One possible legitimate use for the history tag is when history is the subject matter for the context of the question, similar to mathematics. However, only one of the 7 current history questions uses it that way, and even that is contrary to the tag wiki:
Use this tag for questions relating to English word origins and historical usage. Note that such questions may be better served on the English Language and Usage site.
As for archaic and early-modern-english, those tags should be burninated and possibly blacklisted. All of those questions should be closed (or historical-locked) as well. These tags can have no benefit to ELL, as their existence only encourages the posting of off-topic questions.