Is the only issue it being a verb? If so, we could go with "View previous versions", couldn't we?
The primary issue here as I understand it is the ambiguous meaning of the word "history".
Why would it have to be a verb? That seems like a very silly reason to block this. A number of translations (https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=Special%3ATranslations&message=vector-view-history&namespace=8) already use just "History" instead of "View history".
We need a wikisaurus entry to compare all the alternatives. :) https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&profile=advanced&search=history&fulltext=Search&ns110=1&profile=advanced