…getting the personality and motivations of various historical public figures wrong. They usually do it in a way that reflects the ideological bias of the historian/social scientist in question, too. And there should be a third sentence reinforcing this point, except that I can’t think of one and it’s already getting tedious to write this. I just wanted to note that – and for some bizarre reason – that it looks like that, no, Edward VIII of England really was just as much of a prejudiced asshole as virtually every alternate history book involving WWII portrays him as being. I mean, I figured that maybe people were being lazy, or something. …No. Complete schmuck, that guy was.
Thought I’d share.