A reminder particularly for those doing historical fiction or research on history that a lot of details aren’t written down. And it’s not necessarily because of the whole “history is written by the winner” thing, but because there are a lot of things that people just didn’t care enough to write down. So when you’re doing research, consider where the holes are. What isn’t mentioned? It doesn’t mean nothing happened, but that people didn’t write it down or that it isn’t mentioned where you think it should be.

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