I say "ridiculous" lovingly.
This picture over yonder is a photo of some of my sources--those that I have in physical form. Aren't they pretty?
Yes, I am a massive nerd. Somewhere along way, these pesky Keegans went from a frothy turn-of-the-century, Jane Austen-ish story to something that requires a lot of facts and some sense of realism.
All I can say is, Thank God I'm not writing about real people who existed, y'know?