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History and Historical Fiction Books That Are Not Romances

I love to read history and historical fiction, mainly of antiquity, medieval and renessaince times. This is a list of books that I have read or want to read.
I have noticed that newly published "historical fiction" books are overwhelmingly romances set in historical times. I do not like this trend. Much of the nonfiction books below contain no romance at all. Some fiction might, but they do not focus on it.
I use "historical" somewhat loosely. I have included books that would be qualified as a different genre, but contain important historical events, set in a historical time, or present their subject as a history.
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Claudius
Claudius
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Claudius the God (Robert Graves)
Claudius the God (Robert Graves)
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Count Belisarius
Count Belisarius
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King Jesus
King Jesus
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Lamb (Christopher Moore)
Lamb (Christopher Moore)
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The Iron King (Maurice Druon)
The Iron King (Maurice Druon)
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The Strangled Queen (Maurice Druon)
The Strangled Queen (Maurice Druon)
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The Poisoned Crown (Maurice Druon)
The Poisoned Crown (Maurice Druon)
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The Royal Succession (Maurice Druon)
The Royal Succession (Maurice Druon)
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The She-Wolf of France (Maurice Druon)
The She-Wolf of France (Maurice Druon)
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The Lily and the Lion (Maurice Druon)
The Lily and the Lion (Maurice Druon)
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Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis
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The Life of Elizabeth I (Alison Weir)
The Life of Elizabeth I (Alison Weir)
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Alison Weir)
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Alison Weir)
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War of the Roses (Alison Weir)
War of the Roses (Alison Weir)
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The Princes in the Tower (Alison Weir)
The Princes in the Tower (Alison Weir)
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The Children of Henry VIII (Alison Weir)
The Children of Henry VIII (Alison Weir)
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Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England (Alison Weir)
Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England (Alison Weir)
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Eleanor of Aquitaine: By the Wrath of God, Queen of England
Eleanor of Aquitaine: By the Wrath of God, Queen of England
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Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley (Alison Weir)
Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley (Alison Weir)
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The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)
The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)
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Ten Years Later (Alexandre Dumas)
Ten Years Later (Alexandre Dumas)
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Twenty Years After (Alexandre Dumas)
Twenty Years After (Alexandre Dumas)
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The Vicomte De Bragelonne (Alexandre Dumas)
The Vicomte De Bragelonne (Alexandre Dumas)
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The Man in the Iron Mask (Alexandre Dumas)
The Man in the Iron Mask (Alexandre Dumas)
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The Red and the Black
The Red and the Black
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War and Peace
War and Peace
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The Rival Queens (Nancy Goldstone)
The Rival Queens (Nancy Goldstone)
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Brunelleschi's Dome (Ross King)
Brunelleschi's Dome (Ross King)
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The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose
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The Pillars of the Earth
The Pillars of the Earth
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Cleopatra (Stacy Schiff)
Cleopatra (Stacy Schiff)
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Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
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MacBeth
MacBeth
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Richard III
Richard III
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Henry V
Henry V
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Alexander the Great (Philip Freeman)
Alexander the Great (Philip Freeman)
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Memoirs of Hadrian
Memoirs of Hadrian
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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Plutarch--Lives
Plutarch--Lives
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