She’s like that girl in everyone’s history class who basically knows everything but is so fucking terrible with names and dates that no one gives her credit for anything.
(Hint: It was 1936, Madonna. Not 1937!)
I’ve learned from experiance that even if you research something for years and years and know everything about it if you get a few little details wrong that’s all anyone will notice. You have to get the details right. It doesn’t matter if your opinion is right or wrong. It just matters that you can prove you know more than anyone who’s going to challenge you. In order to do that you have to get the details right because that’s what people verify. Five minutes on google won’t tell you whether or not Edward VIII was a Nazi sympathizer or whether Wallis hung out in Chinese brothels. But they can google and find out what year Edward VIII ascended the throne and even if you’re right about the other stuff that’s the thing they’re going to catch you on.
The easiest way to call out someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about is to find the details they’re off on. I’ve always felt that if you think that, for instance, Henry VIII had eight wives, then you don’t get to have a fucking opinion about anything related to that person or their story.
Helpful tip: if you have trouble remembering a date or name just write it on your arm!