"I am obliged to say what is said, but I am not obliged to believe it"
Occasionally I'll stumble across an interesting or amusing little story in the histories I enjoy reading. Most of the stories are well written, so I have simply quoted the author in full and credited them. The odd paragraph has been written by myself, since the passage was too long or disjointed or compiled from multiple sources.
So, in no particular order, here are a few anecdotes to amuse and enlighten -