I’m a great believer in that old adage about truth sometimes being stranger than fiction, especially when it comes to history.
As my historian daughter would say “there was a lot more kinky shit going on in the past than we think!”
Conversely, I’ve read author’s notes which say “I know this could not have happened but…” which really annoy me, because it’s like they’re saying “I know I got this wrong, but hey, at least I’ve owned up, so now you can’t complain about it!”
Um. Yes I can.