Hello and Happy New Year, I'm new here and this is my first post. I have an idea brewing, but it involves going back into history and using real events....but adding my characters. I am trying to imagine someone who cares deeply about the event...reading about it in my story (ha! that's if it ever actually falls out of my head, onto paper and into someone's hands) and then becoming mislead or confused about that particular event because I have made up and added parts to it. ie. Thomas Edison created the light bulb, but I add characters and events that interact with him along the way. The roots of the event do not change, but the influences and circumstances may (in my story). This won't be one event, but small glimpses into numerous events that happened throughout earth's history. Is this ok to do? I am assuming it is, as world events are not copy written , but it almost seems like I may be stealing someone's glory, or dabbling in other people's affairs? Hopefully my description makes sense and I hope I don't sound too ridiculous. Thank you for your help. It really will be much appreciated.