My top ten historical novels: ancient and medieval

A Listmania! list by Mr. Warwick E. Kinrade "Brodir of Mann" (England)
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Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
1.  Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield
The list author says:
  "Pressfield's epic, I just couldn't put it down! One fantastic read...a book about the nature of courage."
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The Winter King
2.  The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell
The list author says:
  "The Warlord Chronicles are Cornwall's best work, also read Enemy of God and Excalibur. Somebody make the movies, please!"
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Pompeii
3.  Pompeii by Robert Harris
The list author says:
  "A great thriller, ending with a really big bang! Harris always comes up with the goods...read anything by him."
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King Hereafter
4.  King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett
The list author says:
  "A great re-telling of Macbeth, slow in the middle, but worth the effort. Better than the Bard...well maybe."
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Eagle in the Snow
5.  Eagle in the Snow by Wallace Breem
The list author says:
  "A slow builder, but a fantastic ending as the Germanic hordes descend. This would make a great movie...oh it already did!"
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Eaters Of The Dead
6.  Eaters Of The Dead by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "Not usually a Crichton fan, but this re-telling of the Beowulf saga has a great central idea."
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The Last English King
7.  The Last English King by Julian Rathbone
The list author says:
  "Rathbone's story of a Huscarl returning to England after defeat at Hastings and exile is clever, whitty and engrossing."
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The Afghan Campaign
8.  The Afghan Campaign by Steven Pressfield
The list author says:
  "Pressfield back on form...not even Alexander could win in Afghanistan, here's why!"
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Knight in Anarchy
9.  Knight in Anarchy by George Shipway
The list author says:
  "A little gem, an exciting adventure as a young Norman Knight attempts to retain his lands throughout a civil war."
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Men Went to Cattraeth
10.  Men Went to Cattraeth by John James
The list author says:
  "The Dark ages brought to life, lovely atmosphere and feel to a bard's tale of a heroic battle agisnt the Saxon invaders."
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