The Best of Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction

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The Lost King of France: The Tragic Story of Marie-Antoinette's Favourite Son
1.  The Lost King of France: The Tragic Story of Marie-Antoinette's Favourite Son by Deborah Cadbury
The list author says:
  "Possibly the best piece of historical non-fiction I've ever read. It's haunting, chilling and utterly absorbing."
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Gone with the Wind
2.  Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The list author says:
  "This is simply my favourite book EVER! 'Gone with the Wind' lives up to the hyperbole. It earns its position as a literary classic."
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Nicholas & Alexandra
3.  Nicholas & Alexandra by Robert K Massie
The list author says:
  "An emotive personal examination of one of Europe's most tragic royal families. Unputdownable!"
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The Secret Diary Of Anne Boleyn
4.  The Secret Diary Of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell
The list author says:
  "A highly empathetic fictitious look at a truly inspirational woman and queen and the perfect antidote to 'The Other Boleyn Girl!'"
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Marie Antoinette: The Journey
5.  Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser
The list author says:
  "One of Antonia Fraser's best biographies, and it certainly clears away some of the more unfortunate rumours about Marie-Antoinette."
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Coldheart Canyon
6.  Coldheart Canyon by Clive Barker
The list author says:
  "An eerie ghost-story that looks at the greed and danger that lies at the heart not only of Modern Hollywood but also the corruption of the silent movie era. History with a heavy mythical bent."
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Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation Of The Wives Of Henry Viii
7.  Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation Of The Wives Of Henry Viii by Karen Lindsey
The list author says:
  "A fascinating take on the oft-told story of Henry's six queens."
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River God
8.  River God by Wilbur Smith
The list author says:
  "A gory and exciting look at the fall of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom. Action-adventure meets historical literature."
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The Fall of the French Monarchy: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and the: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and the Baron De Breteuil
9.  The Fall of the French Monarchy: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and the: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and the Baron De Breteuil by Munro Price
The list author says:
  "Award-winning, it cetainly gets under the skin of the French royal family and the monarchy's collapse in 1792."
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The Memoirs of Cleopatra
10.  The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George
The list author says:
  "A supremely readable and epic tale of the famous Cleopatra's life told in the first person."
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The Most Beautiful Woman in the World: The Obsessions, Passions and Courage of Elizabeth Taylor
11.  The Most Beautiful Woman in the World: The Obsessions, Passions and Courage of Elizabeth Taylor by Ellis Amburn
The list author says:
  "A light but enjoyable look at the life of the screen goddess."
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A Night to Remember - Titanic
12.  A Night to Remember - Titanic by Walter Lord
The list author says:
  "A classic of historical faction, even after half a century it's still the defining book for many on the 'Titanic' disaster."
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The Romanovs
13.  The Romanovs by John Van Der Kiste
The list author says:
  "Looking at the entire Romanov family from the life of Alexander II until long after the revolution, this book is a must for all royal history fans."
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Royal Merry-go-round: The Story of Louis XV
14.  Royal Merry-go-round: The Story of Louis XV by Frank W. Kenyon
The list author says:
  "Even years after I first read it, this story (despite being slightly to sympathetic to its leading character) is a fantastic read. The women in Louis's life come out particularly well!"
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Wilful Murder: The Sinking of the Lusitania
15.  Wilful Murder: The Sinking of the Lusitania by Diana Preston
The list author says:
  "A fantastic and emotional look at the 'Lusitania' and her role in modern history."
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The Autobiography Of Henry VIII
16.  The Autobiography Of Henry VIII by Margaret George
The list author says:
  "Another of Ms George's historical epics, told through the eyes of a royal monster."
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Anne Of The Thousand Days [VHS]
17.  Anne Of The Thousand Days [VHS] VHS Richard Burton
The list author says:
  "Now, into films. This is one of the finest historical movies of all time. Genevieve Bujold and Richard Burton turn in stellar performances!"
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A Night To Remember / The Making Of A Night To Remember [DVD] [1958]
18.  A Night To Remember / The Making Of A Night To Remember [DVD] [1958] DVD ~ Kenneth More
The list author says:
  "Another historical classic, which like the book it's based on, has stood the test of time."
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Elizabeth R: Part 3 [VHS]
19.  Elizabeth R: Part 3 [VHS] VHS Glenda Jackson
The list author says:
  "The acting in this, particularly from Glenda Jackson, compliments the splendid historical research and makes this series unmissable!"
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The Six Wives Of Henry VIII: Anne Of Cleves [VHS] [1970]
20.  The Six Wives Of Henry VIII: Anne Of Cleves [VHS] [1970] VHS Keith Michell
The list author says:
  "Another BBC drama, probably the finest in the series, that looks at the life of one of England's less well-known queens."
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The Lost Prince [VHS] [2003]
21.  The Lost Prince [VHS] [2003] VHS Gina McKee
The list author says:
  "Beautifully made, directed and presented. 'The Lost Prince' is a fabulous and objective look into the golden age of European royalty told through the eyes of a sick and ailing child."
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Cleopatra (3 Disc Special Edition) [1963] [DVD]
22.  Cleopatra (3 Disc Special Edition) [1963] [DVD] DVD ~ Elizabeth Taylor
The list author says:
  "Lavish and stunning 1969 film that treats the famed Egyptian monarch with the respect she undoubtedly deserves. Brilliant performances from Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison."
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Henry VIII [DVD] [2003]
23.  Henry VIII [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Ray Winstone
The list author says:
  "Recently shown on ITV, this drama is racy, sexy and the performances of Ray Winstone, Helena Bonham-Carter, David Suchet, Emilia Fox and Emily Blunt are all fantastic!"
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Gone With The Wind [DVD] [1939]
24.  Gone With The Wind [DVD] [1939] DVD ~ Clark Gable
The list author says:
  "Like the book, the movie is a MUST."
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Jezebel [VHS]
25.  Jezebel [VHS] VHS Bette Davis
The list author says:
  "A fantastic look at a story of ambition, deceit and redemption in the "Ole South.""
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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