In our lives, at times we come across stories that are being told so reverently that we almost take it for real. Such stories can be a part of the book that has become so popular, engaging and ageless that people always remember it that it has seem to become real. When such thing happens, it is known as fictional history. And as the term suggests, it has more fictional than reality or facts. However, we find that such historical stories are a part of our social lives and many of them have been the most inspirational stories that help us to stand difficult times. One of the most common and legendary example of fictional history would be of Swiss patriot William Tell. The story states that he lived in the 14th century and he repudiated to a autocratic Austrian governor and for the fury of the governor Tell was ordered to shoot an apple placed on his son’s head. This has become a tale passed down on generation that you can find many modern plays and operas based on the life of William Tell.
While you look at fictional history closely, you can find that it also may include real history with fictional characters. Another effective example of fictional history would be The Lord of the Rings which is a very popular story that has long fictional history. Even though the fictional history in The Lord of the Rings do not resemble with real history as in William Tell, this book has become widely read and the movie watched by millions of people that the fictional history of the story is in many people’s minds.
Another stupendous example in continuation would be of the Harry Potter chronicles the life of a great wizard boy in his seven years at a wizard school. In this fascinating book authored by J K Rownlings, each book has made the previous one a history. It has also been recreated as a box office rocking movie which has created waves around the world. The fictional history involves the history of four wizards whose names were taken into the four houses of Hogwarts the wizarding school. It also has fictional history of the evil Lord Voldemort.
Fictional history can be considered as sub-genre of fiction wherein the fictional characters try to capture the real time, feel and spirit of a given non-fictional history. Many books focusing on fictional history have been written. Also, there are plenty of television shows, movie shows and theater that feature fictional history. Authors of these stories have become famous due to the fact that many fictional history have become very famous that people sometimes confuse them with real history. English novelit Christopher Hart is a fictional history author who wrote about Rome and Atilla in their final days. Another fictional history author is British author Conn Iggulden. His main genre in writing is really on historical fiction.
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