I was going to get on my high horse and be like "I just do not understand the RPF impulse for historic figures, even or especially after reading their intimate correspondence" but then I was like-- "consider your sources. Is there a single Guy you've posted about in the past eight months who had a normal and healthy relationship to intimacy?" and the answer is a resounding "not a single one"
But then I used to do American Civil War interpretation and they were a pretty normal level of Horny (despite dressing it up in extremely funny Foghorn Leghorn language) and still I don't get the impulse, so there's that. I DID have lots of people (mostly women of a certain age) who were overtly horny for Washington (had to field a lot of questions about whether the size of his boots...correlated) and R.obert E Lee, so who fucking knows at this point.
(Washington possibly sterile after a bout with TB as a young man, no one paid me enough to field all the questions I got about his junk)