Historical Fiction of Prodigious Great Renown

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The Claudius Novels
1.  The Claudius Novels by Robert Graves
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  "The finest historical novel of the twentieth century"
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Morality Play
2.  Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
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  "Cold and hungry in the 14th century North of England.  The murder of a child, obsession, cruelty and life on the medieval road with a band of traveling players"
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The Book of Saladin: A Novel (Islam Quintet 2)
3.  The Book of Saladin: A Novel (Islam Quintet 2) by Tariq Ali
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  "The crusades and barbarous Europeans.  An inversion of the lionheart myth"
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Meadowland
4.  Meadowland by Thomas C. Holt
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  "Kari and Eyvind - the 11th century odd couple and their North Atlantic saga"
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The Mulberry Empire
5.  The Mulberry Empire by Philip Hensher
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  "The first Afghan War and the retreat from Kabul"
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Clerkenwell Tales
6.  Clerkenwell Tales by Peter Ackroyd
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  "Murder, religion and political intrigue in 14th century London"
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An Instance Of The Fingerpost
7.  An Instance Of The Fingerpost by Iain Pears
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  "A 17th century mystery powered as much by ideas as by suspects, autopsies and smoking guns"
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Fire From Heaven
8.  Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault
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  "Alexander without Hollywood.  The definitive retelling"
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The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels
9.  The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels by Patrick O'Brian
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  "Surely, heart,  the great joy of the world"
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Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth
10.  Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth by Naguib Mahfouz
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  "An enigmatic portrait of the eighteenth dynasty pharoah"
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Little Big Man (Panther)
11.  Little Big Man (Panther) by Thomas Berger
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  "Jack Crabbe ate dog, had four wives and saw his people butchered by Custer"
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Conscience of the King (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
12.  Conscience of the King (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) by Alfred Duggan
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  "Cerdic Elesing, King of Wessex and proto-Flashman, narrates his fictional 6th century biography"
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Flashman (The Flashman Papers)
13.  Flashman (The Flashman Papers) by George MacDonald Fraser
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  "... talking of which ..."
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Hannibal
14.  Hannibal by Ross Leckie
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  "The tragedy and cruelty of the Punic Wars"
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The Evening of the World: A Novel of the Dark Ages (Matter of Eternal Rome)
15.  The Evening of the World: A Novel of the Dark Ages (Matter of Eternal Rome) by Allan Massie
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  "Marcus travels the breadth of the unravelling Roman Empire as the evening of the Dark Ages draws in.  Magical"
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The Eagle of The Ninth
16.  The Eagle of The Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
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  "Under-10s start here.  This book changed my life"
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Sacred Hunger
17.  Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth
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  "The birth of modern capitalism and the corruptions of greed and material gain"
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The Unburied
18.  The Unburied by Charles Palliser
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  "A Victorian tale of murder and deception set in an English cathedral close"
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Memoirs of Hadrian: And Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian (Penguin Modern Classics)
19.  Memoirs of Hadrian: And Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian (Penguin Modern Classics) by Marguerite Yourcenar
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  "The Emperor Hadrian leaves a long letter to his successor.  As good as Graves."
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