Historical Fiction – The Timeline!

So, imagine – you think “I’d really like to read some books set in the XXth Century. But who writes them? Why won’t someone help me figure it out – why, god, why?!!”

You need the Speesh Reads
Historical Novel Timeline!

The dates shown are, where I can find them, for when the book’s story starts.
Books are what I term ‘Historical Fiction’ you’re very welcome to disagree.

For books set in the same year, they are in alphabetical order by author. If they are in the same series, they’re in series order. Click on the title to go to my review.

Go direct to the period you’re interested in (if I’ve red a book from that period, that is!):

If you know better, or if you’re an author passing by and you know different to the below, please get in touch.


DAWN OF MAN BCE

Sumeria, Akkadia, etc-ia

3154

Conflict Of Empires
Quest For Honour

Sam Barone

FIFTH CENTURY BCE

Greeks, Spartans, Romans, Carthaginians

480

Gates Of Fire
Steven Pressfield

THIRD CENTURY BCE

Hannibal, Rome

216

Hannibal
Enemy Of Rome

Hannibal 1
Ben Kane

219

Hannibal
Fields Of Blood

Hannibal 2
Ben Kane

213

Hannibal
Clouds Of War

Hannibal 3
Ben Kane

FIRST CENTURY BCE

Rome, Romans, the Middle East

53

The Silver Eagle
Ben Kane

48

The Road To Rome
Ben Kane

FIRST CENTURY CE

Romans

9

Blood Forest
Geraint Jones
Eagles At War
Ben Kane

14

Hunting The Eagles
Ben Kane

15

Eagles In The Storm
Ben Kane

26

Tribune Of Rome
Robert Fabbri
Rome’s Executioner
Robert Fabbri

33

False God Of Rome
Robert Fabbri

41

Rome’s Fallen Eagle
Robert Fabbri

45

Masters Of Rome
Robert Fabbri

51

Rome’s Lost Son
Robert Fabbri

58

The Furies
Of Rome
Robert Fabbri

59

Hero Of Rome
Douglas Jackson

63

Defender Of Rome
Douglas Jackson
Rome’s Sacred Flame
Robert Fabbri

66

Avenger Of Rome
Douglas Jackson

68

Sword Of Rome
Douglas Jackson
The Last Caesar
Henry Venmore Rowland
Emperor Of Rome
Robert Fabbri

69

The Sword And The Throne
Henry Venmore Rowland
Enemy Of Rome
Douglas Jackson

70

Scourge Of Rome
Douglas Jackson

72

Saviour Of Rome
Douglas Jackson

77

Glory Of Rome
Douglas Jackson

98

Vindolanda
Adrian Goldsworthy

SECOND CENTURy

Romans in Britannia, Romans in Germania

166

The Centurion’s Son
Adam Lofthouse

181

Wounds Of Honour
Anthony Riches

182

Arrows Of Fury
Anthony Riches
Fortress Of Spears
Anthony Riches
The Leopard Sword
Anthony Riches

183

The Wolf’s Gold
Anthony Riches

184

The Eagle’s Vengeance
Anthony Riches
The Emperor’s Knives
Anthony Riches

THIRD CENTURY

Greeks and Romans in Greece and Rome. Romans in Asia Minor, rest of Europe and Germania. Romans in trouble in Arabia

210

Of Merchants And Heroes
Paul Waters

235

Iron & Rust
Harry Sidebottom

238

Blood & Steel
Harry Sidebottom

255

Fire In The East
Harry Sidebottom

256

King Of Kings
Harry Sidebottom

260

Lion Of The Sun
Harry Sidebottom

262

The Caspian Gates
Harry Sidebottom

263

Wolves Of The North
Harry Sidebottom

264

The Amber Road
Harry Sidebottom

270

The Siege
Nick Brown

272

The Imperial Banner
Nick Brown
The Far Shore
Nick Brown

273

The Black Stone
Nick Brown
The Emperor’s Silver
Nick Brown
The Earthly Gods
Nick Brown

FOURTH CENTURY

Romans in Britannia, barbarians, King Arthur

305

War At The Edge Of The World
Ian Ross

362

The Lion And The Lamb
John Henry Clay

367

Pendragon
james Wilde

FIFTH CENTURY

Romans, Goths. Anglo-Saxons

430

The Druid
Steven A. McKay

433

Wulfsuna
E. S. Moxon

448

At The Ruins Of The World
John Henry Clay

SIXTH CENTURY

Saxons, Anglos, Beowulf, Engels and English. And Danes

516

Sorrow Hill
C.R. May

517

Wræcca
C.R. May

523

Fire & Steel
C.R. May
Gods Of War
C-R. May
The Scathing
C.R. May

SEVENTH CENTURY

Beowulf, the ‘Dark Ages,’ Angles, Saxons, Celts, Picts

630

Kin Of Kane
Matthew Harffy

633

The Serpent Sword
Matthew Harffy

634

The Cross And The Curse
Matthew Harffy

635

Blood And Blade
Matthew Harffy

642

Warrior Of Woden
Matthew Harffy

643

Storm Of Steel
Mathew Harffy

EIGHTH CENTURY

Vikings, Vikings in England, Alfred The Great

‘Early’

A Mighty Dawn
Theodore Brun
A Sacred Storm
Theodore Brun
A Burning Sea
Theodore Brun

785

God Of Vengeance
Giles Kristian
Winter’s Fire
Giles Kristian
Wings Of The Storm
Giles Kristian

NINTH CENTURY

Vikings

Late 9th Century

Sons Of Thunder
Giles Kristian

TENTH CENTURY

Vikings in Norway, Iceland, Greenland, America, Uhtred, Vikings in England, Europe

910 ?

The Pagan Lord
Bernard Cornwell

911 ?

The Empty Throne
Bernard Cornwell

912

Bloodaxe
C.R. May

914

Warriors Of The Storm
Bernard Cornwell

917 ?

The Flame Bearer
Bernard Cornwell

918

War Of The Wolf
Bernard Cornwell

937

The Raven And The Cross
C.R. May

945

The Day Of The Wolf
C.R. May

975

The Prow Beast
Robert Low
Thunder God
Paul Watkins

979

Crowbone
Robert Low

980

The Long Ships
Frans G. Bengtsson

996

Swords Of Good Men
Snorri Kristjanssen
Blood Will Follow
Snorri Kristjansson
Path Of Gods
Snorri Kristjansson

ELEVENTH CENTURY

Vikings in England, Europe, 1066, Normans, Hereward, Crusades, trips to China

1016

Shieldwall
Justin Hill

1019

Viking: Sworn Brother
Tim Severin

1035

Viking: King’s Man
Tim Severin

1045

1066 What Fates Impose
G.K. Holloway

1053

Conquest
Stewart Binns

1062

Hereward
James Wilde

1066

The Last Conquest
Berwick Coates
The Last Viking
Berwick Coates
Viking Fire
Justin Hill

1067

Hereward: The Devil’s Army
James Wilde

1068

The Harrowing
James Aitcheson

1069

Sworn Sword
James Aitcheson
The Sea Road
Margaret Elphinstone

1070

The Splintered Kingdom
James Aitcheson

1071

Knights Of The Hawk
James Aitcheson
Hereward End Of Days
James Wilde

1072

Crusade
Stewart Binns
Hawk Quest
Robert Lyndon
Hereward: Wolves Of New Rome
James Wilde

1073

Hereward: The Immortals
James Wilde

1081

Imperial Fire
Robert Lyndon

1088

Knights Of The Black And White
Jack Whyte

1098

Siege Of Heaven
Tom Harper

TWELFTH CENTURY

Knights Templar, Robin Hood, Normans, Ireland

1164

Swordland
Edward Ruadh Butler

1170

Lord Of The Sea Castle
Ruadh Butler
The Lord Strongbow
Ruadh Butler

1187

Standard Of Honour
Jack Whyte

1186

Anarchy
Stewart Binns

1189

Outlaw
Angus Donald

1190

Holy Warrior
Angus Donald

1192

King’s Man
Angus Donald

1194

Warlord
Angus Donald

THIRTEENTH CENTURY

Robin Hood, Knights Templar

1200

Grail Knight
Angus Donald

1203

The Iron Castle
Angus Donald

1215

The King’s Assassin
Angus Donald

1217

The Death Of Robin Hood
Angus Donald

FOURTEENTH CENTURY

Knights Templar, Knights in England, France

1307

Order In Chaos
Jack Whyte

1321

Wolf’s Head
Steven A. McKay

1322

The Wolf And The Raven
Steven A. McKay

1323

Rise Of The Wolf
Steven A. McKay

1324

Blood Of The Wolf
Steven A. McKAy

1356

1356
Bernard Cornwell
The Ill-Made Knight
Christian Cameron

1368

Blood Of The Unicorn
Mette Holm

FIFTEENTH CENTURY

The Wars of The Roses. Lots of killing. Business as usual

1459

Feud
Derek Birks

1464

A Traitor’s Fate
Derek Birks

SIXTEENTH CENTURY

Shakespeare. No, not that one. Elizabeth

1585

Treachery
S.J. Parris

1587

Martyr
Rory Clements

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

English Civil War. Charles II, Buckingham, The Crown Jewels, The Glorious Revolution

1642

The Bleeding Land
Giles Kristian

1643

Brothers’ Fury
Giles Kristian

1670

Blood’s Game
Angus Donald

1685

Blood’s Revolution
Angus Donald

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

The Colonies

1779

The Fort
Bernard Cornwell

NINETEENTH CENTURY

Redcoats, Spanish, French spies, India

1807

Keane’s Company
Iain Gale

1809

Keane’s Challenge
Iain Gale

1854

The Scarlet Thief
Paul Fraser Collard

1855

The Maharaja’s General
Paul Fraser Collard

1857

The Devil’s Assassin
Paul Fraser Collard
The Lone Warrior
Paul Fraser Collard

1859

The Last Legionnaire
Paul Fraser Collard

1895

An Officer And A Spy
Robert Harris

TWENTIETH CENTURY

First World War, Second World War, Spies. Ireland, Ku Klux Klan, Kennedy

1903

The Riddle Of The Sands
Erskine Childers

1914

The Thirty Nine Steps
John Buchan

1919

The Ways Of The World
Robert Goddard
The Corners Of The Globe
Robert Goddard
The Ends Of The Earth
Robert Goddard

1928

Metropolis
Philip Kerr

1929

Eye Of The Red Tsar
Sam Eastland

1934

If The Dead Rise Not
Philip Kerr

1936

The Holy Thief
William Ryan
March Violets
Philip Kerr

1937

The Bloody Meadow
William Ryan
The Twelfth Department
William Ryan

1938

Mission To Paris
Alan Furst
The Pale Criminal
Philip Kerr

1939

Zoo Station
David Downing
Silesian Station
David Downing
The Red Coffin
Sam Eastland
The Polish Officer
Alan Furst
Siberian Red
Sam Eastland

1940

Spies Of The Balkans
Alan Furst

1941

Stettin Station
David Downing
The Red Moth
Sam Eastland

1942

Prague Fatale
Philip Kerr
The Lady From Zagreb
Philip Kerr

1943

A Man Without Breath
Philip Kerr
The Butchers Of Berlin
Chris Petit
Night Flight To Paris
David Gilman

1944

The Beast In The Red Forest
Sam Eastland
Red Icon
Sam Eastland
The Draughtsman
Robert Lautner

1945

Red Inferno
Robert Conroy
Potsdam Station
David Downing
Lehrter Station
David Downing

1947

A German Requiem
Philip Kerr

1948

Mazaryk Station
David Downing

1949

The One From The Other
Philip Kerr

1950

A Quiet Flame
Philip Kerr

1953

Child 44
Tom Rob Smith

1954

Field Grey
Philip Kerr

1956

Prussian Blue
Philip Kerr

1963

Ratlines
Stuart Neville
Three Bullets
R.J. Ellory

1964

Fatherland
Robert Harris
Natchez Burning
Greg Iles

1965

Agent 6
Tom Rob Smith

1969

Free Agent
Jeremy Duns
Song Of Treason
Jeremy Duns
The Moscow Option
Jeremy Duns

1975

Spy Out The Land
Jeremy Duns

1986

Nightfall Berlin
Jack Grimwood

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