Favorite Historical Novels
No fantasy novels, no romance novels, just straight historical fiction novels, adult and teen, world history. Seems pretty straight-forward!
1 To Kill a Mockingbird
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2 The Scarlet Pimpernel
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3 The Help
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4 Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
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5 All Quiet on the Western Front
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6 The Grapes of Wrath
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7 I, Claudius (Claudius, #1)
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8 Year of Wonders
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9 The Adventures of Huckleber...
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10 Pope Joan
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11 The Valley of Fear (Sherloc...
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12 The Adventures of Sherlock ...
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12 The Pillars of the Earth  (...
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14 The King Must Die (Theseus,...
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15 Exodus
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16 His Last Bow (Sherlock Holm...
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17 The Red Tent
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18 The Daughter of Time (Inspe...
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19 The Hound of the Baskervill...
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20 The Three Musketeers
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21 Shooting Kabul
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21 A Handful of Earth
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21 Bonded Heart
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24 Hotel on the Corner of Bitt...
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25 Enemy Women
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25 Devil's Prize
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27 The Iron Road
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28 Homeland
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28 The Forgotten Garden
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28 A Place of Birds
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31 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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32 Tide of Fortune
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33 Little House in the Big Woo...
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34 Dangerous Waters
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35 The White Company
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36 The Chain Garden
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37 The Shadow of the Wind (The...
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38 People of the Book
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38 Eye of the Wind
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40 Twenty Years After (The D'A...
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40 The Journeyer
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42 The Source
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43 The Bull from the Sea (Thes...
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43 Mara, Daughter of the Nile
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45 1876
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45 The Disorderly Knights (The...
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47 Queens' Play (The Lymond Ch...
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48 Checkmate (The Lymond Chron...
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49 The Ringed Castle (The Lymo...
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50 Pawn in Frankincense (The L...
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51 The Game of Kings (The Lymo...
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52 Here be Dragons (Welsh Prin...
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53 The Sunne in Splendour
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54 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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55 Shōgun (Asian Saga, #3)
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56 A Study in Scarlet and The ...
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57 The Leper of Saint Giles (C...
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58 The Beekeeper's Apprentice ...
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59 Gods and Generals
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60 Lincoln
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61 The Prince and the Pauper
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62 One Day in the Life of Ivan...
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63 My Name is Mary Sutter
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64 Blood Brothers: A Novel of ...
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64 The Last Town on Earth
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64 Nor the Years Condemn
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64 An Army of Angels: A Novel ...
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64 The Sekhmet Bed (The She-Ki...
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64 By Fire, by Water
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64 The Wreckage of Agathon
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64 Control Switch On: The Unto...
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64 Prime Directive
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64 Risking Exposure
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64 Antonio's Will
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75 The Damascened Blade (Joe S...
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75 The Living
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75 The Man on a Donkey: A Powe...
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75 The Song of Achilles
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79 Young Bess (Elizabeth Trilo...
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79 Hester: The Missing Years o...
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79 The Orphan Master's Son
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79 Temple of a Thousand Faces
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83 Moll Flanders
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83 The Evolution of Calpurnia ...
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83 The Invisible Bridge
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83 The Sultan's Harem
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87 The Guernsey Literary and P...
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87 Julian
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87 Madame Tussaud: A Novel of ...
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90 Daughter of Xanadu (Daughte...
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90 Cathedral Of The Sea
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90 Remarkable Creatures
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93 Death Comes for the Archbishop
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93 Sea of Poppies (Ibis Trilogy)
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93 Innocent Traitor: A Novel o...
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96 Moonlight on the Avenue of ...
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96 In the Shadow of Lady Jane
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98 The Dream Merchants
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98 Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs,...
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98 The Amazing Adventures of K...
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173 books · 41 voters · list created September 21st, 2011 by Tamora Pierce (votes) .
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