History: Actual, Fictional and Legendary

This group is for anyone whose interest in History goes beyond textbooks. While I enjoy reading books that cover actual events and actual people, I also enjoy Historical Fiction.

Often I learn as much from reading Historical Fiction as I would from reading a factual account of the same period. For example: the Aubrey/Maturin Series by Patrick O'Brian which takes place during the Napoleonic Wars taught me more about those times than anything else I've read.

Legendary History can be of two or three
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