Julian has continued to fascinate people down the ages. He tends to be viewed favourably. In life he must have had a lot of charisma to do many of the things he did. He has left enough of his own writing and there are enough eye witness accounts that you can feel that you have got to know him. He is talented, engaged, idealistic and with a great sense of humour. He is very likeable. Add to that a hero's death and an against the odds struggle against history he becomes irresistible.