Writing an historical fiction means both true and concocted material is used. The beauty of making stuff up is that you control it, the book takes the shape you want it to for your purposes. I have to say that the purposes of our book are not merely self -motivated, they are other- motivated for many different reasons. They will be revealed when you, the potential reader finally satisfies your curiosity by reading the novel. I might be biased but I do not think you will be disappointed at what you will learn and experience.