genre question regarding history, just how much fiction is ok

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In reading the history genre, the just of it seems to be that a fairly close holding to an accurate history is preferred.
Not sure how many people may have watched Daniel Boone, but it has the genre history and I'm not sure that's appropriate. For those not familiar, obviously Daniel Boone is a real life guy, but the stories in the series are total fiction and mostly very inaccurate. For example, Boone left Boonesborough after the American Revolution, and all the episodes are centered in Boonesborough including one's where the plot is post Revolutionary War.
One would have to read various goofs to see just how inaccurate the stories are.
Based upon the history genre saying: "Use of actual persons in an otherwise fictional setting, or of historic events as a backdrop for a fictional story, would not qualify."

I scanned a variety of history genres titles, and most seem to adhere, but I'm curious to find out opinions.


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Hi MikeTheWhistle -

Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with this series title, however, if as you stated the events in the series are fictional, then the "History" genre would not apply to this title.  For the History genre to qualify, the series would need to focus on real-life events of historical significance featuring real-life characters.

Feel free to request the removal of this genre and our editors will take a look.
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I'll submit it cause it doesn't fit. thx