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Historical Accuracy

Are Novelists Obligated To Be Historically Accurate?

James Forrester | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books
James Forrester

One speech particularly sticks in my mind - partly because it was delivered by perhaps our foremost historical novelist, Hilary Mantel, and partly because I found myself disagreeing her.

The Lying Art Of Historical Fiction

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Judging historical fiction is not as simple as 'accurate equals good' and 'inaccurate equals bad'. It depends on whether the inaccuracies are construc...

Prince of Persia Slaughters Historical Accuracy

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In the modern communications age, there is no excuse for a Hollywood blockbuster to be so off the mark.