Roger L. Simon

Calling Mr. Holinshed

The suit by Baigent and Leigh against “Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown is a threat to all novelists, screenwriters and playwrights. Basically, it would mean fiction writers would be in danger of suit every time they used historical research, especially if it advanced a particular theory, as a great percentage of histories do. Were Shakespeare alive, he would be open to suit by Holinshed. I hope the English court sends these greedy twits home without their carfare.