My Favourite Historical Novels

A Listmania! list by Simon Eaton (Herts, UK)
 
Hawk
1.  Hawk by George Green
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  "My favourite, excellent depth of character, brilliantly written, unputdownable"
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The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1)
2.  The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1) by Conn Iggulden
The list author says:
  "Ist book in the series and an excellent interpretation of what caesar's youth may have been like."
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The Pale Horseman (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 2)
3.  The Pale Horseman (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 2) by Bernard Cornwell
The list author says:
  "The best cornwell novel ive read so far, about a period of history that is less written about than most."
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The Warrior Chronicles (1) - The Last Kingdom
4.  The Warrior Chronicles (1) - The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
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  "Almost as good as Pale horseman, the battle descriptions in this book are incredible."
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Under the Eagle
5.  Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow
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  "Telling the roman invasion of Britain from the point of view of a normal soldier, different from most roman novels."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)

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The Gods of War (Emperor Series, Book 4)
6.  The Gods of War (Emperor Series, Book 4) by Conn Iggulden
The list author says:
  "Telling the story of the violent end to Caesars life, i wish he'd write another chapter detailing the aftermath."
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The Grail Quest (1) - Harlequin
7.  The Grail Quest (1) - Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell
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  "A different era entirely again for Cornwell, includes an amazing description of the battle of Crechy."
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The Winter King
8.  The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell
The list author says:
  "History mixed with strong guesswork, i learned less from this than other Cornwell's but the writing is so engaging that despite its epic length i finished it in a matter of days."
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Hound
9.  Hound by George Green
The list author says:
  "Entertaining mix of fantasy and historical fact this book has to be read with a pinch of salt, credit to the author, even if sometimes it does read like an overblown soap."
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The Field of Swords (Emperor Series, Book 3)
10.  The Field of Swords (Emperor Series, Book 3) by Conn Iggulden
The list author says:
  "Not as good as the 1st or last books, but still better than most."
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