high eight wrote:cabbagehead wrote:If not he then who?
The canonical timeline is impossible. Whichever way you look at it there are contradictions, and signs that Pratchett changed his mind about some things between books. He himself said that Discworld sometimes has alternate pasts. So just decide which alternative you like.
And it doesn't matter anyway - Patrick O'Brian, in his series of historical seagoing adventures, kept 1812 going for about three years to fit in all the stories he wanted to tell and very few people noticed (and even fewer cared).
You are aware that that is not the same as what we've been talking about?