Historical-fiction meaning

Historical fiction is defined as movies and novels in which a story is made up but is set in the past and sometimes borrows true characteristics of the time period in which it is set.

A novel that makes up a story about a Civil War battle that really happened is an example of historical fiction.

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A book, poem, movie, or video game based on real historical events, but in which the characters are not real, and the minor events may not be realistic.
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