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This is in no way a smack down from me, but it is an interesting perspective on using real people in historical works of fiction.  It's by one of my favorite authors, Guy Gavriel Kay.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/aug/20/novelists-real-life-characters?commentid=a69f47c6-fb98-45ac-9121-b761c4f958fd

EDIT:  Some of the comments and Kay's response are also interesting. 

Meg

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