British Historical Fiction

This is an index post of historical fiction set in Britain that I originally published in November 2016. I’ve just updated to keep it current. The order of books is roughly chronological.

Ancient and Legendary Britain
Stonehenge, Bernard Cornwell
The Winter King: A Story of Arthur, Bernard Cornwell
Enemy of God: A Story of Arthur, Bernard Cornwell
Excalibur: A Story of Arthur, Bernard Cornwell

Roman Britain
Under the Eagle, Simon Scarrow
The Eagle’s Conquest, Simon Scarrow
When the Eagle Hunts, Simon Scarrow
The Eagle and the Wolves, Simon Scarrow

The Birth of England: Anglo-Saxons and the Viking Era
The Last Kingdom, Bernard Cornwell
The Pale Horseman, Bernard Cornwell
Lords of the North, Bernard Cornwell
Sword Song: the Battle for London, Bernard Cornwell
The Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell
Death of Kings, Bernard Cornwell
The Pagan Lord, Bernard Cornwell
The Empty Throne, Bernard Cornwell
Warriors of the Storm, Bernard Cornwell
The Flame Bearer, Bernard Cornwell
War of the Wolf, Bernard Cornwell
The Sword of Kings, Bernard Cornwell
Hood, Stephen Lawhead
Scarlet,  Stephen Lawhead
Finn Gall, James Nelson (IRISH EXTRA)
Dubh-Linn,  James Nelson. (IRISH EXTRA)

High Middle Ages
Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Acquitaine, Alison Weir
In a Dark Wood, Michael Cadnum
Here There Be Dragons, Sharon Penfield
Cruel as the Grave, Sharon Penfield
The Archer’s Tale, Bernard Cornwell
1356, Bernard Cornwell
Heretic, Bernard Cornwell
Azincourt, Bernard Cornwell

Tudors, Stewarts
Katherine of Aragon: the True Queen, Alison Weir
The Other Queen, Phillipa Gregory
The Lady Elizabeth, Alison Weir
The Marriage Game, Alison Weir
Armada, John Stack
Come Rack! Come Rope!Robert Hugh Benson
Innocent Traitor, Alison Weir
Fools and Mortals, Bernard Cornwell

Age of Discovery and Early Empire
A Conspiracy of Paper, David Liss
A Spectacle of Corruption, David Liss
The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War, Bernard Cornwell
Redcoat, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Tiger, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Triumph, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Fortress, Bernard Cornwell

England against the World: the Napoleonic Era
The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower, C. Northcote Parkinson
Young Hornblower, C.S. Forester
Captain Horatio Hornblower, C.S. Forester
Commodore Hornblower, C.S. Forester
Lord Hornblower, C.S. Forester
Hornblower and the Hotspur, C.S. Forester
Hornblower during the Crisis, C.S. Forester
Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies, C.S. Forester
Master and Commander, Patrick O’Brien
Sharpe’s Rifles, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Eagle, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Trafalgar, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Havoc, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Gold, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Escape, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Fury, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Battle, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Company, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Sword, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Enemy, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Honor, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Regiment, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Siege, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Revenge, Bernard Cornwell
Waterloo, Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe’s Christmas, Bernard Cornwell
Rifleman Dodd and The Gun, C.S. Forester

…and thereafter
Gallows Thief, Bernard Cornwell
The Scarlet Thief, Paul Fraser Collard (Crimea)
Aces over Ypres, John Stack (WW1)
The Bright Blue Son, Max Hennessey (WW1)
Enigma, Robert Harris (WW2)



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5 Responses to British Historical Fiction

  1. Wow! What a great list! I am envious of your reading range and accomplishments. I still haven't gotten around the Cornwell, even though you recommended it previously. I now want to add some of the Weir books. Thanks for your great posting/list. All the best from my new blog name/address —

  2. CyberKitten says:

    Or essential the fictional history of England by Bernard Cornwell [grin]… Not that it's a BAD thing you understand [lol]

    Then again quite a bit of my historical fiction is also Cornwell, Weir and Gregory… and I started 1356 today… So what can I say!

  3. CyberKitten says:

    Oh, and I can recommend to add to your list:

    Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
    Company of Liars by Karen Maitland and
    Turbulence by Giles Foden

  4. Stephen says:

    Those first two are definitely a far cry from all my sword-and spear tales!

  5. CyberKitten says:

    English history does have a *few* quiet bits – but they're usually edited out as being too boring [grin].

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