Historical Fiction Stories

Historical fiction usually recounts a famed event of the past or a memorable, recognizable period time period as experienced by fictional characters, but may also describe a historical figure (in their perceived likeness) that must deal with a variety of imagined situations. Historical fiction attempts to accurately capture the essence of history and realise as fully as possible the way the world once was. Striving for plausibility and authenticity, historical fiction allows the reader to both live and learn history, often showcasing political or social issues of the time.

Taming the beastly Duke

Taming the beastly Duke

MissChris21
17 parts / 24 pages, updated Feb 28, 2015
Cassandra knew her life was over the moment her parents told her she was to marry the Duke of Thornton. She had heard horrible stories about him that made ice co... read more
229,405 reads votes 8,387 comments 581
The Restless Viscountess

The Restless Viscountess

littleLo
11 parts / 34 pages, updated Feb 26, 2015
Lady Imogen Wilde has lived her life in a body that does not work as it should. As she was born not breathing, Imogen has spent her life as the small and weak da... read more
143,818 reads votes 7,973 comments 1,101
My highlander my love, part two

My highlander my love, part two

Loulakoulouris
68 parts / 149 pages, updated Mar 02, 2015
324,682 reads votes 18,767 comments 2,100
An Unexpected Love

An Unexpected Love

nmmorton
49 parts / 106 pages, updated Feb 28, 2015
Shy and awkward Elizabeth Montgomery doesn't think she'll ever find love. In a time where arranged marriages are commonplace, she's afraid she'll find herself either b... read more
385,399 reads votes 12,496 comments 2,004
Viking's Tribute

Viking's Tribute

JVernis
27 parts / 38 pages, updated Mar 03, 2015
At sixteen, Sunngifu is more of a spoiled child than a dignified thane's daughter. She is destined to a life of wealth and power. Until her father fails to pay the Viking's tribute...
431,263 reads votes 19,058 comments 1,279
The Reverend's Daughter

The Reverend's Daughter

Jaidesmamasmama
87 parts / 308 pages, updated Feb 28, 2015
Elizabeth Dorothy Southerland, or Betsy, as we know her, is on the adventure of a lifetime. Wed to a stunningly good looking pirate after only knowing him three... read more
289,880 reads votes 10,830 comments 1,300
Like No Other

Like No Other

missphipps
24 parts / 107 pages, updated Feb 26, 2015
The irascible Earl of Stokeford is far from being a lady's man. He lacks the social graces, scares off silly debutantes, and becomes rude at any time convenient for him. The... read more
42,054 reads votes 1,405 comments 180
The Last Queen

The Last Queen

GemmaLawrence31
16 parts / 34 pages, updated Mar 01, 2015
"Men have called me many things in my life. Whore, wife, savior, queen, goddess, wanton, betrayer, ally, murderer, sister, daughter, lover, friend." The last ru... read more
42,846 reads votes 1,642 comments 298
The King's Assassin - UNEDITED!

The King's Assassin - UNEDITED!

HeatherWampler
44 parts / 86 pages, updated Mar 02, 2015
**This is the unedited version! It shall be edited once the story is completed here!!** *Apparently not for those easily offended. It is heavy on the roma... read more
127,636 reads votes 4,437 comments 479
To Kill a King

To Kill a King

VaineLuchia
3 parts / 6 pages, updated Feb 08, 2015VideoPictures
What can a slave girl do when she's but a pawn in a game of kings? Sent to the enemy kingdom as a spy and an assassin, Cinclair has only one goal in mind: kill the King of... read more
50,040 reads votes 1,867 comments 373
The Boy in the Woods (Watty's 2014 Winner!)

The Boy in the Woods (Watty's 2014 Winner!)

KatherineArlene
57 parts / 257 pages, updated Feb 06, 2015VideoCompleted
A mysterious and poignant coming of age story with the same classic feel as A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. A Watty's 2014 Talk of th... read more
2,982,293 reads votes 71,347 comments 32,151
The low-born {Book 2}

The low-born {Book 2}

Fionalibby
18 parts / 44 pages, updated Feb 27, 2015
He was beyond her reach yet fate had other plans for them. Sent outside the confines of the palace walls by their parents who wanted them to have a real understandi... read more
12,157 reads votes 482 comments 138
A Scotsman's Promise

A Scotsman's Promise

Courtsalourts
20 parts / 54 pages, updated Feb 28, 2015
Micara DeMonae, a stuck up French Canadian in late 1700's Canada, is sent down the St. Lawrence with a Scottish courier to live with her aunt, against her wishes, ... read more
37,783 reads votes 2,131 comments 202
The Steward of Blackwood Hall

The Steward of Blackwood Hall

flights_of_fantasy
17 parts / 47 pages, updated Feb 25, 2015
Despite living thirty miles from London, Anabelle Latimer knows her chances of finding a husband in their sleepy village are as thin as cook’s white soup. T... read more
24,742 reads votes 1,175 comments 211
War Prize (A Roman Britain story)

War Prize (A Roman Britain story)

Happilyneverafters
30 parts / 85 pages, updated Feb 01, 2015Completed
Aurelia, a Noble Roman woman, had heard of the savage British tribes, their mystic Celtic ways, and the battles the Roman army was fighting against them o... read more
1,649,610 reads votes 55,810 comments 6,157
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