Ivor Grattan-Guinness, "Does the History of Science Treat of the History of Science? The Case of Mathematics", History of Science 28 (1990), pp. 149-173.
See on p. 157: "[T]hey confound the question , 'How did we get here?',with the different question, 'What happened in the past?'."
Calculating the Limits of Poetic License:
Fictional Narrative and the History of Mathematics
Leo Corry - Tel Aviv University