Historical Figures in Fiction - Hartman/Sapp
Someone asked about this last book. Well, now that I have received it, I can comment on it. It's very basic, but I can see that it will be a helpful resource. All it does is list historical characters in alphabetical order and give novels in which they appear with publication details. There's also a cross-reference index by author. I've not seen a comprehensive reference like this online and what there is is normally by period/geography than by character.
The book does date from 1994, so of course anything after that is obviously not included.
I'm happy to look anything up for anyone!
That sounds useful - I had no idea such a book existed.
But, as you say it doesn't include the last 15 years which have produced so many new HF titles. An online resource organised by character would be such a good idea, especially if it included a brief description of how the character was portrayed and if the book stuck to the known facts or made up stuff for them to do.