[LMB] ot: romance novels & subversion

M R Dolbear fm little.egret at dolbear.fastmail.fm
Sat Feb 24 22:24:10 GMT 2018


On Wed, 21 Feb 2018, at 01:50, Rachel wrote:
> >
> > Are there any romance writers in the real world who deliberately distort
> > actual history?  (As opposed to all those who merely get it wrong, I'm sure
> > there are myriads of those.)
 
> I just watched the TV show Reign about Mary Queen of Scots and there appear
> to be a whole host of romances that are entirely made up, and alterations
> made to history for drama.
> 
> I enjoyed the show though. Lots of strong female characters.

If you need entirely made up, just try any Mary Queen of Scots /opera/!

Or the Borgias

“The Borgias” vs. “Borgia: Faith and Fear” (accuracy in historical fiction)
http://www.exurbe.com/?p=2176



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