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... and, of course, in that context the inclusion of Harriet Vane makes perfect sense, too! :)

She's absolutely right, though.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
I could quote from the articles extensively, but the HV reference made me choose this one. Of course.
Of course! And yes, I suspected as much.
markk 2 years ago
"It just comes back to this: TV series and historical fiction are great for getting people interested in history etc., but they must not be mistaken for fact."

And that right there is the bane of my job.
Merle 2 years ago
It seems to me you can tell people "it's fiction!" all you want, but if that's the only version of the story they've heard, that's what they'll remember.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
The other summary I could have offered from reading Beard's articles is "People, fact-check your souces. And when you have fact-checked them, check again and critically assess any bias the author may have held."

Which I thought was an equally relevant lesson Beard tries to impart.