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Best Historical Fiction - Page 2

The best historical fiction books as voted on by Goodreads readers and then some. Historical fiction are novels that re-create a period or event in history and often use historical figures as some of its characters. To be deemed historical, a novel must have been written at least fifty years after the events described. Series have been combined.
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
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Here Be Dragons
Here Be Dragons
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Pope Joan
Pope Joan
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The Sunne in Splendour, Sharon Kay Penman
The Sunne in Splendour, Sharon Kay Penman
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (Irving Stone)
The Agony and the Ecstasy (Irving Stone)
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The Scarlett Pimpernel
The Scarlett Pimpernel
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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
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Daughter of Fortune
Daughter of Fortune
49
Sarum
Sarum
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins
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Perfume
Perfume
52
Alias Grace
Alias Grace
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53
Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe
54
The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus
55
The Bronze Horseman
The Bronze Horseman
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Centennial (James A. Michener)
Centennial (James A. Michener)
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
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Moloka'i
Moloka'i
59
Forever Amber
Forever Amber
60
The House of Spirits
The House of Spirits
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Possession
Possession
62
One Thousand White Women
One Thousand White Women
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Nefertiti
Nefertiti
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The First Man in Rome
The First Man in Rome
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65
Fall of Giants
Fall of Giants
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The French Lieutenant's Woman (John Fowles)
The French Lieutenant's Woman (John Fowles)
67
Hawaii
Hawaii
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Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
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Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
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The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
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London
London
72
Lincoln
Lincoln
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March
March
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North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell)
North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell)
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (John Boyne)
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (John Boyne)
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Sarah Plain and Tall
Sarah Plain and Tall
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The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
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Gates of Fire
Gates of Fire
79
When Christ and His Saints Slept
When Christ and His Saints Slept
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The Game of Kings
The Game of Kings
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