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.

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 BC
Sumeria, Akkadia, etc-ia

3154
Conflict of Empires. Quest for Honour
: Sam Barone


FIFTH CENTURY BC
Greeks, Spartans, Romans, Carthaginians.

480
Gates of Fire : Steven Pressman


THIRD CENTURY BC
Hannibal, Rome.

219
Hannibal. Enemy of Rome : Ben Kane
216
Hannibal. Fields of Blood : Ben Kane
213
Hannibal. Clouds of War : Ben Kane


FIRST CENTURY BC
Rome, Romans, the Middle East.

53
The Silver Eagle : Ben Kane
48
The Road to Rome : Ben Kane


FIRST CENTURY AD
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
30
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

Empire. Wounds of Honour : Anthony Riches
182
Empire. Arrows of Fury : Anthony Riches
Empire. Fortress of Spears : Anthony Riches
Empire. The Leopard Sword : Anthony Riches
183
Empire. The Wolf’s Gold : Anthony Riches
184
Empire. The Eagle’s Vengeance : Anthony Riches
Empire. 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 and Steel : Harry Sidebottom
255
Warrior of Rome. Fire in the East : Harry Sidebottom
256
Warrior of Rome. King of Kings : Harry Sidebottom
260
Warrior of Rome. Lion of the Sun : Harry Sidebottom
262
Warrior of Rome. The Caspian Gates : Harry Sidebottom
263
Warrior of Rome. The Wolves of the North : Harry Sidebottom
264
Warrior of Rome. The Amber Road : Harry Sidebottom
270
The Siege (Agent of Rome 1) : 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 Ruin 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 Cain : 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 : Matthew Harffy


EIGHTH CENTURY
Vikings, Vikings in England, Alfred The Great.

‘Early’
A Mighty Dawn : Theodore Brun
A Sacred Storm : 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
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 Kristjansson
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 (Making of England I) : 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 (Making of England II) : Stewart Binns
Hawk Quest : Robert Lyndon  BUY
Hereward. Wolves of New Rome : James Wilde
1073
Hereward The Immortals : James Wilde
1081
Imperial Fire : Robert Lyndon
1088
Knights of the Black & 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 Earl Strongbow : Ruadh Butler
1187

Standard of Honour : Jack Whyte
1186
Anarchy : Stewart Binns
1189
Outlaw : 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
Brother’s 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
1857
The Devil’s Assassin : Paul Fraser Collard
The Lone Warrior : 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
Masaryk 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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