The object of all this review of historical apocrypha is really quite simple - historical statements made by non-historians, in particular, must be challenged by historians.
Previts, Gary John
"Hazy history: Fact and folklore in accounting,"
Accounting Historians Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/aah_journal/vol1/iss1/3