It is very useful for novelists when the facts are in dispute. This occurs in any period of history, but the further you go back the more likely it is, when surviving evidence is considerably less than for later times. Any time of seismic change and turbulence such as the eleventh century will also provide fertile ground for the imagination of novelists. This is where I can fill in the spaces using my own experiences and life skills as well as old-fashioned historical research, and where the novelist has a big advantage in having the freedom to put flesh onto the bones of history.
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