As human beings, we are naturally drawn to stories because they are how we communicate and connect to others emotionally and to the world around us. Historians in this sense are storytellers because they help us to better understand the past by studying and writing about it. While not everyone can identify with academic historical narratives, most people can relate to and connect with historical fiction.
Historical fiction should be utilized as an aid to the confusing and complex stories that historians tell. To be considered “good” historical fiction, an author should present the information in a way that does not conflict with the historical facts. Instead, historical fiction should be used to help the reader picture an actual person experiencing the event that is
When people read works of historical fiction, they should use some caution because these books are not necessarily written by academics, and they may not be using the proper sources. In order to properly utilize these sources, a person should check the background of the author to see if they are a specialist in that specific field. If the author is, that would make the book an excellent source, but if they are not, there should be a bibliography or a page that lists additional sources to prove that they did the proper research.
Over the past decade, graphic novels have become a popular form of historical fiction that