When you look at historical fiction, there is a large numbers, set in World War II, so as someone who has read a lot of historical fiction, outside of this period I thought I would do 13 historical fiction books outside of World.War II: you should definitely read Read.

Shogun
James Clavell

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This is based on a true story, set in Japan of the early 1600’s. When an English Pilot, John Blackthorne, is washed ashore on the coast of a country with a totally different culture to the one he is from.

The first Man In Rome
Colleen McCullough

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The conflict between to men Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Sulla for power in the emerging power of the City of Rome.

The Burning Chambers
Kate Mosse

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In Southern France of 1562 Minou Joubert, recives an anonymous letter, with a distinctive family crest. The message in side, had just five words inside, SHE KNOWS WHERE YOU LIVE.

The Silver Pigs
Lindsy Davis

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This is the Story of a detective in Rome of the 1st Century Marcus Didius Falco, investigating the theft of stolen ingots which lead all the way to the Emperor.

The Iron King
Maurice Druon

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This is the first in the seris of historical novels about the French Royal family set around the beging of the 14th Century, that lead George R. R. Martin, writing the books that formed the basis of, the TV show, The Game OF Thrones.

The Evening And The Morning
Ken Follett

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This is a book wich comes out on, the 15the September which is the prequel to the Kingsbridge series and tells the founding of the Monastery at the beginning of the 1000 CE

The Constant Princess
Phillippa Gregory

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This book, tells the story of Catherine of Argon the first wife of King Henry the VIII of England, who’s divorce from the king started the split between the Church of England and Rome.

Blood Eye
Giles Kristian

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This is the story of Osric who, joins a group of Vikings on their adventures, but the Viking world is violent and you ghave to become a killer to survive.

A Close Run Thing
Allan Mallinson

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This is the story of Cornet Matthew Harvey of the 6th Light Dragoons, and his and the units involvement, at the battle of Waterloo in 1815.

The Last Legion
Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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Set in 470ce , as the Western half of the Roman Empire Collapses, this is the story of a Group of Roman Soldiers who take Their young Emperor, from Northern Italy to Briton to start another Legend.

Wolf Hall
Hillary Mantel

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The First book in the Trilogy which tells the story about Thomas Cromwell, who becomes one the most important people in King Henry VIII court.

Master and Commander
Patrick o’brian

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The first in the series of books about the British navy, during the Napoleonic Wars. Concentrating on Aubery and his friend Maturin.

A morbid Taste For Bones
Ellis peters

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This is the story of a monk Brother Cadfael, who uses is knowledge gained before he became a monk, to solve the murder of a leading opponent of the moving, the bones of a siant to the monastery.

This above list contains just some of the many historical fiction books that are around if you want to read books outside of World War II.

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