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The Fifth Queen

The Fifth Queen Trilogy #1

by Ford Madox Ford

His portrait of Catherine Howard, impulsive, warm-hearted, truth-speaking, yet daring admidst the most un-principled intrigue, is singularly attractive and life-like, making an admirable foil to the grimly-conceived...

Men of Iron

by Howard Pyle

Men of Iron is an 1891 novel by the American author Howard Pyle, who also illustrated it. It is juvenile coming of age work in which the author has the reader experience the medieval entry into knighthood through...

Romola

by George Eliot

Romola (1862–63) is a historical novel by George Eliot set in the fifteenth century, and is "a deep study of life in the city of Florence from an intellectual, artistic, religious, and social point of view"....

Mary Barton

by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Mary Barton is the first novel by English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story is set in the English city of Manchester between 1839 and 1842, and deals with the difficulties faced by the Victorian...

Adam Bede

by George Eliot

Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously, even though Evans was a well-published and highly respected scholar...

Uncle Bernac

by Arthur Conan Doyle

At this unexpected announcement Talleyrand and Berthier looked at each other in silence, and for once the trained features of the great diplomatist, who lived behind a mask, betrayed the fact that he was still...

The Trumpet-Major

by Thomas Hardy

Hardy distrusted the application of nineteenth-century empiricism to history because he felt it marginalized important human elements. In The Trumpet Major, the tale of a woman courted by three competing suitors...

Rebel Raider

Knickerbocker's History of New York

by Washington Irving

Knickerbocker's History of New York is a satire on self-important local history and contemporary politics. Prior to its publication, Irving started a hoax akin to today's viral marketing campaigns; he placed...

Barnaby Rudge

The Pioneers

Leatherstocking Tales #4

by James Fenimore Cooper

The Pioneers: The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale is a historical novel, the first published of the Leatherstocking Tales, a series of five novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper. While...

The Double Traitor

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

A story of the diplomatic events leading up to the European War.

The Great Shadow

All Things Are Lights

by Robert Joseph Shea

A story that entwines the fate of Cathars of southern France with the occult traditions of Courtly Love and the troubadours.

The Norsemen in the West

by Robert Michael Ballantyne

A tale of adventure and evangelism, Ballantyne transforms into engaging historical fiction the well-known facts of the Icelandic Saga--stories of exploration and adventure, blessed marriage, alternating turmoil...

The Virginians

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Sequel to The History of Henry Esmond.

Through Russian Snows

by G. A. Henty

There are few campaigns that, either in point of the immense scale upon which it was undertaken, the completeness of its failure, or the enormous loss of life entailed, appeal to the imagination in so great...

In the Days of Drake

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

In the whole history of the English people there is no period so absolutely heroic, so full of enthralling interest, as that in which the might of England made itself apparent by land and sea—the period which...

The Girl of the Golden West

by David Belasco

Based on the 1905 eponymous play.

Long Live the King!

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

This is a story of love, intrigue and adventure in a European court. In this story Mrs. Rinehart combines mystery, heart interest, and excitement of her past successes into a story that will be hailed as the...