Spaceshiner, I'd be interested to see what you have written, you should be able to go back to your original post and add the link as an edit. Either give a direct link to the page, or if this is not possible, give instructions on how to get there. I followed, the link, joined the group and still couldn't work out how to see the file.
How about posting a couple of hundred words in this thread as a tempter and then have the link.
I have considered myself writing some historical novel or short story, but (apart from time), there's the fact that there are so many existing amazing true stories about the period already!
I'm not that great a fan of Huntford, his biographies are excellent, no doubts about that, but it's in the interpretation that he falls down for me. He seems in some cases to decide on a viewpoint and write to substantiate that viewpoint rather than let the subject open up and explain itself.