Children of the Century

When I first began writing 1805, I discovered somewhere that powder had been done away with at the beginning of [Czar] Alexander’s reign, and I wrote on that basis; I later came across evidence, as you did, that it was still used in 1805. I didn’t know what to do.

Source: https://newrepublic.com/article/128877/can-historical-novel-also-serious-literature