Great Historical Fiction

A Listmania! list by D. Connell "Doug" (Nashville, TN USA)
The list author says: "These are books that transport you to another time and place, and let you experience history and cultures for yourself."
The Long Ships (New York Review Books Classics)
1.  The Long Ships (New York Review Books Classics) by Frans Gunnar Bengtsson
The list author says:
  "A rollicking tale of going a-viking. Funny at times, packed with adventure, and a fun read."
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Shogun
2.  Shogun by James Clavell
The list author says:
  "The first installment of Clavell's "Asian Saga", Shogun drops you on the shores of feudal Japan in the eyes of a European mariner. All five of the Asian Saga are excellent, but this is the best of the bunch."
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The First Man in Rome
3.  The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough
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  "This is the first installment in the Masters of Rome series, which is seven volumes if I recall correctly. This series begins with the rise of Gaius Marius in Republican Rome, through the Sulla Dictatorship. the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, and the struggle for power between Octavian Augustus and Marcus Antonius."
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Flashman
4.  Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser
The list author says:
  "This is the first of many installments of the fictional "Flashman Papers."  A funny romp through Victorian history."
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The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels (Vol. 5 volumes)  (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
5.  The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels (Vol. 5 volumes) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) by Patrick O'Brian
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  "This is a beautifuly done omnibus edition of the 21 Aubrey-Maturin novels. If you like naval fiction, this is among the best."
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Helen of Troy
6.  Helen of Troy by Margaret George
The list author says:
  "A very entertaining account of the legendary Trojan War, as seen through the eyes of the causus belli, Helen of Troy."
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Agincourt
7.  Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell
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  "An entertaining tale of the Agincourt campaign during the Hundred Years War, seen through the eyes of one of the English Archers."
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Attila (Attila the Hun, Book 1) (Attila Series)
8.  Attila (Attila the Hun, Book 1) (Attila Series) by William Napier
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  "This is the first volume of the Attilla Trilogy, which overall is a dark look at the "Scourge of God" and his attempt to overthrow the Roman Empire."
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