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My Favourite Historical Novels

Mark G Hewitt "BILL THE BLOODY"
 
The Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1)
The Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1)
"The first of the excellent Saxon Stories."
The Winter King
The Winter King
"The beginning of one of the best interpretations of the Arthur legends. The Warlord Chronicles are realistic and gritty. A real page turner."
The Grail Quest (1) - Harlequin
The Grail Quest (1) - Harlequin
"Another compulsive read from Cornwell, this book begins the Grail Quest trilogy of books."
Sharpe's Tiger: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 [Sharpe 1]
Sharpe's Tiger: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 [Sharpe 1]
"B.C. made his name with the Sharpe books, read this, the first in the story arc and see why."
Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
"An epic tale of the battle of Thermopylae."
The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1)
The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1)
"The beginning to Iggulden's Emperor series. The books are thrilling and well written, if a little historically inaccurate in places."
Viking: Odinn's Child: Odinn's Child No. 1
Viking: Odinn's Child: Odinn's Child No. 1
"A captivating look at Viking society and pagan clashes with christianity. The first in a brilliant trilogy."
Brethren: Brethren Trilogy Book 1
Brethren: Brethren Trilogy Book 1
"A look at the Crusades though the eyes of a young Templar and a Muslim warlord. I just hope the rest of the books are this good."
Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)
Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)
"The beginning of Scarrow's series featuring the Roman Legionaries Macro and Cato. The series is currently 7 books long and great."
The Guns of the South
The Guns of the South
"What would happen if white supremacists went back in time to the American Civil War and supplied the Confederacy with AK-47s? A brilliant and involving novel."
Pompeii
Pompeii
"Back to the Romans with Harris's excellent Pompeii, complex and satisfying. Check out his latest book Imperium for more Roman goodness."
Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow
Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow
"Gemmell has sadly passed away and will be much missed. Honour his memory by reading his last, excellent trilogy on ancient Troy."
Dissolution (The Shardlake Series)
Dissolution (The Shardlake Series)
"Sansom's first Shardlake novel set at the time of the reformation of the church by King Henry VIII. A brilliant historical crime novel, check out the sequels, Dark Fire and Sovreign."
Master and Commander
Master and Commander
"The opening book of the great Aubrey and Maturin epic series of books."
Attila: The Scourge of God
Attila: The Scourge of God
"A great book on the young Attila the Hun. The modern bad language may seem incongruous but a good read non the less."
The Death of the Red King
The Death of the Red King
"Who killed King William II "Rufus the Red King" of England? A well written and involving historical whodunnit."