As an family historian I believe that historical fiction is quite important. Whilst the storyline might be completely fictional the idea has to come from somewhere.
I mean no one gets up and thinks today I am going to write a novel about Tudor England unless they have an interest in the historical setting of Tudor England. Or am I wrong?
I am finding that I am writing more notes than ever when I am reading historical fiction. Things occur to me and I wonder how that particular situation or scenario impacted on previous generations of my family.
So, at the risk of being a bit "deep"
How important is historical fiction to you?