Ben's best historical fiction

A Listmania! list by Ben Powell (Bristol, UK)
 
The Eagle of The Ninth
1.  The Eagle of The Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
The list author says:
  "Passionately written best-seller about loss of a legion's eagle"
£6.39   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Manituana
2.  Manituana by Wu Ming
The list author says:
  "Bittersweet account of broken loyalties among settlers and Native Americans"
£14.99   Used & New from: £0.17
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Shogun: The First Novel of the Asian saga: A Novel of Japan
3.  Shogun: The First Novel of the Asian saga: A Novel of Japan by James Clavell
The list author says:
  "Exotic adventure about the first clash between between Japan and the west"
£8.79   Used & New from: £2.40
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)

Roots
4.  Roots by Alex Haley
The list author says:
  "Inspirational slave saga based on author's research into his own family"
£7.49   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Half-Slave
5.  The Half-Slave by Trevor Bloom
The list author says:
  "Gritty and well-researched end-of-empire story with a believable hero"
£10.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Warrior of Rome I: Fire in the East
6.  Warrior of Rome I: Fire in the East by Harry Sidebottom
The list author says:
  "Written by an academic, sags in places, but finishes well"
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

The Last Kingdom (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 1)
7.  The Last Kingdom (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 1) by Bernard Cornwell
The list author says:
  "Fast moving and compelling new take on King Alfred"
£1.00   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Other Boleyn Girl
8.  The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The list author says:
  "Lusty tale of Anne and her sister Mary"
£6.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (491 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Wolf of the Plains (Conqueror, Book 1) (Conqueror 1)
9.  Wolf of the Plains (Conqueror, Book 1) (Conqueror 1) by Conn Iggulden
The list author says:
  "Sweeping epic yarn about Genghis Khan. Terrific!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (256 customer reviews)

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The Name Of The Rose (Vintage Classics)
10.  The Name Of The Rose (Vintage Classics) by Umberto Eco
The list author says:
  "Clever and intriguing mediaeval whodunnit that tells us much about the period"
£6.79   Used & New from: £2.81
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Master and Commander
11.  Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
The list author says:
  "First in Aubrey-Maturin series, superbly researched, a classic"
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews)

Pompeii
12.  Pompeii by Robert Harris
The list author says:
  "Well-plotted tale set around eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Lieutenant Hornblower
13.  Lieutenant Hornblower by C S Forester
The list author says:
  "Action-packed with a psychologically-rounded hero"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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The Eagle and the Wolves
14.  The Eagle and the Wolves by Simon Scarrow
The list author says:
  "Not much story but plenty of Roman legionary action"
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

Azincourt
15.  Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell
The list author says:
  "Cornwell used Juliet Barker's research to bring this well-known battle to life"
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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