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historical fiction series

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The list author says: "Historical fiction tells a story that is set among actual past events, or a specific period of history. Fact and fiction are woven together. Historic events are often presented from the point of view of fictional people living in that time period. Many of these series are cross-over with family saga genre. Each book listed represents the opening volume within the indicated series.

Please also take a look at this great list of historical fiction series:

http://1mpages.com/HistoricalFiction.html"
All Souls' Rising: A Novel of Haiti (1)
All Souls' Rising: A Novel of Haiti (1)
""Haitian" trilogy.  Representation of the 1790's slave uprising which transformed Haiti from a European colony to the first Black republic."
The Way of the Priests (Real People)
The Way of the Priests (Real People)
""Real People Saga" series of 12+?.  Traces Cherokee Peoples history in American, beginning in 1500 through the late 18th century."
Shogun
Shogun
"First (per story timeline) of the "Asia Sagas" of 7. Shogun is set in 1600's medieval Japan-the tale of an English trader run ashore. Saga also include Gai-Jun" (1860s feudal Japan), "Tai-Pan" (1841 Hong Kong), "King Rat" (1962 Japanese prison camp in Malaya), "Noble House" (1963 contemporary Hong Kong), "Whirlwind" and "Escape" (both 1979 Iran post Shah exile)."
Dawn of the Century
Dawn of the Century
""The American Chronicles" series of 9 +?.  Story of the Canfield family and associated friends and descendants from 1901 through the 1960's.  Rich throughout with the weaving of actual historic American events."
The Brothers of Gwynedd: The Legend of the First True Prince of Wales
The Brothers of Gwynedd: The Legend of the First True Prince of Wales
""The Brothers of Gwynedd" 4 book series (omnibus listed).  Chronicles the 13th century rise and fall of Prince Llewelyn of Gwynedd of Wales, his pursuit of independence from England, and the thwarting machinations of his three brothers. (See also Sharon Kay Penman's medieval "Welsh" trilogy.)"
Aztec
Aztec
"Gritty "Aztec" 6 series recalls the struggle of the Aztec empire with Spanish as their land and lives are transformed into the "New Spain" colony.  (See also A.B. Daniel's "Inca" trilogy recalling the Incan empire succumbing to the Spanish invasion.)"
Sioux Dawn: The Fetterman Massacre, 1866 (The Plainsmen Series)
Sioux Dawn: The Fetterman Massacre, 1866 (The Plainsmen Series)
""Plainsmen" series of 16.  Tells of the U.S. Army struggles with the Native American Indians (with protagonist Sergeant Seamus) and their encounters ("Indian Wars") during of the later 19th century."
Ramses: The Son of Light - Volume I
Ramses: The Son of Light - Volume I
""Ramses" series of 5 set in ancient Egypt.  Story about the legendary King of Egypt-Pharaoh Ramses II, and his wife Nefertari.  (See also Wilbur Smith's "Ancient Egyptian" 4 book series.)"
When the Lion Feeds (Courtney Family, Book 1)
When the Lion Feeds (Courtney Family, Book 1)
""Courtney" family saga series of 13.  Chronicles the lives of successive generations of the Courtney family, during 1660s-1987 of South African history."
Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
""Kristin Lavransdatter" trilogy recounts life in medieval Catholic Norway.  (See also Undset's somewhat companion "The Master of Hestviken" quartet beginning with "The Axe".)"
Vienna Prelude (Zion Covenant, Book 1)
Vienna Prelude (Zion Covenant, Book 1)
"Multi-volume "Zion" series about the Jewish experience in WWII Nazi Europe through Israel's 1948 War of Independence.  This book initiates the "Zion Covenant" series of 9.  The "Zion" series continues with "Zion Chronicles" [series of 5 beginning with "Gates of Zion"] and "Zion Legacy" [series of 6 beginning with "Jerusalem Vigil"]."
Children of the Lion
Children of the Lion
""Children Of The Lion" 15 volume series loosely based on Old Testament biblical events, specifically the history of Abraham and the fictional descendants of Cain.  Series concludes with "Triumph of the Lion"."
Manassas (The Civil War Battle Series, Book 1)
Manassas (The Civil War Battle Series, Book 1)
""American Civil War Battle" military adventure series of 10.  Features various Civil War military campaigns as experienced by a Virginian farming family.  (See also Bernard Cornwell's "Starbuck Chronicles" 4some set during the American Civil War.)"
The Master of Gray Trilogy: Lord and Master the Courtesan Past Master
The Master of Gray Trilogy: Lord and Master the Courtesan Past Master
""Master of Gray" trilogy tells the story Patrick, Master of Gray, the son and heir of the 5th Lord Gray, who was to become involved in daring plots to free the imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots. Set 16th century Scotland.  (See also Tranter's trilogies: "The Stewart", "James V", "Bruce" and "Macgregor".)"
Master and Commander
Master and Commander
""Aubrey-Maturin" maritime series of 21.  Features the friendship/adventures of British Navy Capt. Jack Aubrey and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin during the Napoleonic Wars.  (See also C.S. Forester's "Horatio Hornblower" series of 11 chronologically beginning with "Mr. Midshipman Hornblower".)"
The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome)
The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome)
""Masters of Rome" series of 7 chronicles the demise of the ancient Roman Republic (110-27 BC).  Series begins with "The First Man In Rome" and concludes with "Antony and Cleopatra".  (See also "Emperor" 4some by Conn Iggulden, and "Imperial" 5+ by Allan Massie.)"
Bless This House: The American Palace Book 1, 1792-1814
Bless This House: The American Palace Book 1, 1792-1814
""American Palace" series of 5.  Story features the history of the White House (the "American Palace"), Washington, and the American nation. Woven throughout the rich history represented are two dynastic  and feuding American families.  Series spans 1792 through 1860s."
People of the Wolf (The First North Americans series, Book 1)
People of the Wolf (The First North Americans series, Book 1)
""First North American" 15+? series features various civilizations and cultures throughout pre-historic North America.  (See also pre-historic series "First Americans" of 11+ by William Sarabande, and "Earth's Children" 5 series by Jean Auel.)"
Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy (New York Review Books Classics)
Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy (New York Review Books Classics)
""Fortunes of War" series includes 2 trilogies ("Balkan" and "Levant").  Series chronicles the wartime experiences of a group of English expatriates (featuring a young married couple), as WWII begins and progresses.  Set predominately in Rumania, Egypt, Palestine and Greece."
The Bastard (The Kent Family Chronicles)
The Bastard (The Kent Family Chronicles)
""Kent Family Chronicles" 8 book family saga series.  Spans time from the American Revolution to the turn of 20th century.  Features generations of the American Kent family and their involvement with various historic events throughout the series timeline."
This Earth of Mankind (Buru Quartet)
This Earth of Mankind (Buru Quartet)
""Buru" series of 4 represents a broad sweep of Indonesian colonial history and politics.  Set at the turn of the century 20th in the waning days of Dutch colonial rule."
Sharpe's Tiger (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series #1)
Sharpe's Tiger (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series #1)
""Sharpe's Adventures" 24 volume military adventure series.  Follows the adventures of Richard Sharpe as he advances up the ranks of the British Army.  Set primarily within the British military campaigns in 19th century Europe and India."
The Frontiersmen: A Narrative
The Frontiersmen: A Narrative
""Winning of America"  series of 6 cover events of the American frontier from the mid 1700's up through the early 1800's."
The Founding (Morland Dynasty)
The Founding (Morland Dynasty)
""Morland Dynasty" 35+ family saga series.  Spans multi-generations of the Morland family of York England, their national and international relatives and associates.  Storyline spans 1430s to contemporary times."
The Plantagenet Prelude (Plantagenet Saga)
The Plantagenet Prelude (Plantagenet Saga)
""Plantagenet" series of 14.  Features Eleanor of Aquitain  who dominated the "Plantagenet epoch". (See also Jean Plaidy's series 11 volume "Tudor", 7 volume "Stuart", and Phillipa Gregory's "Tudor" series of 6+.)"
On a Making Tide (The Nelson and Emma Trilogy, Part One) (Volume 1)
On a Making Tide (The Nelson and Emma Trilogy, Part One) (Volume 1)
""Nelson and Emma" trilogy.  Chronicles the political, military sea-faring, and private life intrigues of England's greatest Naval hero (Horatio Nelson) and his legendary mistress (Emma Lyon).  Set late 1700s-early 1800s."
The Forsyte Saga (Oxford World's Classics)
The Forsyte Saga (Oxford World's Classics)
"“The Forsyte Chronicles” contains 3 trilogies: “The Forsyte Saga” (“The Man of Property”,“In Chancery”,“To Let”), “A Modern Comedy” (“The White Monkey”,“The Silver Spoon”,“Swan Song”), and “End of the Chapter” (“Maid in Waiting”,“Flowering Wilderness”,“One More River”). The ebbing social power of the upper-middle class British Forsyte family in the 19th-20th centuries."
Dusk: A Novel (Modern Library Paperbacks)
Dusk: A Novel (Modern Library Paperbacks)
""Rosales Saga" 5 book series.  Chronicles a century of Philippine history as experienced by multi-generations of one family.  Begins with Filipino life on the eve of the Spanish-American War in 1880s.  Series also includes "Tree", "My Brother, My Executioner", "The Pretenders", and "Mass"."
Flashman: A Novel
Flashman: A Novel
""Flashman" series of 12.  The novels are presented as packets of memoirs written by Flashman (cad, coward, bully) as he recounts his "heroic" exploits with the British Army in Victorian 19th century.  Features various locales and historic military actions of the British Empire at the time."
The Iron King
The Iron King
""Les Rois Maudits" (aka "The Accursed Kings") series of 7.  Features the demise of the 14th century French Kapetian dynasty, extermination of the Knights Templar, and the beginning of the 100-year War."
The Timeless Land
The Timeless Land
""Timeless Land" trilogy.  Series set in late 18th and early 19th centuries.  Traces the development of European settlement in Australia.  Features interactions between Australia’s first white settlers at Sydney Cove and the local Aborigines."
Napoleon: The Song Of Departure
Napoleon: The Song Of Departure
""Napoleon" 4 book series set in 18th century France.  Semi-fictional account of Napoleon Bonaparte. Set 1779 through 1812.  Series also includes "The Sun of Austerlitz", "Emperor of Kings", and "The Eternal Man of Saint Helena"."
Wagons West : Independence
Wagons West : Independence
""Wagons West" series of 24.  Series features the families on the first wagon trains to Oregon Territory in 1837.  See related historical series by Ross:  "Wagons West: The Frontier" trilogy, "Wagons West: The Empire" trilogy, and 10 book "The Holts: An American Dynasty"."
The Deerslayer (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
The Deerslayer (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
""Leatherstocking Tales" 5 book series set in 18th century American wilderness.  Features the adventures of a hunter/Indian fighter/American spy for the British.  Others volumes (in story sequence) are: "The Last of the Mohicans", "The Pathfinder", "The Pioneers" and "The Prairie"."
1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion (Irish Century)
1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion (Irish Century)
""Irish Century" series of 5.  Story of the Irish people's epic struggle for independence from the British Empire. Series timeline and storyline run through the tumultuous course of the 20th century.  Story traces the history of 20th-century Ireland through a single Irish family.  (See also the "Irish" trilogy by Thomas Flanagan.)"
Angelique: The Marquise of the Angels
Angelique: The Marquise of the Angels
""Angelique" series of 13.  Set 17th century France during the reign of Louis XIV. Inspired by the adventures and romances of Suzanne de Rouge du Plessis-Bellière.  (See also Sandra Gulland's "Josephine B." trilogy.)"
City of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan
City of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan
""The City of Dreams" 4+? series features the intertwined destinies of two immigrant families and the development of early NYC.  The series is set 1660s-1886.  Sequels include "City of Glory: A Novel of War and Desire in Old Manhattan", "Shadowbrook: A Novel of Love, War, and the Birth of America" and "City of God"."
Genghis: Birth of an Empire: A Novel (The Khan Dynasty)
Genghis: Birth of an Empire: A Novel (The Khan Dynasty)
""Conqueror" series of 5.  Based on the Mongols of the Asian steppes in the 12th century.  Features the life of Mongol warlord Genghis Khan and his descendants."
Prisons: Book I of the Beulah Quintet (Beulah Quintet/Mary Lee Settle, Bk 1)
Prisons: Book I of the Beulah Quintet (Beulah Quintet/Mary Lee Settle, Bk 1)
""Beulah" series of 5.  Family saga about the roots of American culture, class and identity; tracing three hundred years of three families from Cromwell's England to a West Virginia Valley.  Followed by "O Beulah Land", "Know Nothing", "The Scapegoat", and "The Killing Ground"."
Outlander
Outlander
""Outlander" 12 series features the adventures of a time-traveling 20th century nurse and her 18th century Scottish Highland paramour.  Series spans time of 1745 Scottish Rising to the American Revolution."