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.

The Return (Book One in the Wattpad Featured Return Series)

The Return (Book One in the Wattpad Featured Return Series)

Cfunk3
89 parts / 203 pages, updated Aug 08, 2014VideoCompleted
"Why do I remember every detail of the day I was born? It's not just because of the dream; it's because today, October 10, 1997, wi... read more
2,545,729 reads votes 71,327 comments 7,191
The Reverend's Daughter

The Reverend's Daughter

Jaidesmamasmama
108 parts / 449 pages, updated May 21, 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
594,475 reads votes 22,710 comments 2,427
The Last Earl

The Last Earl

LaraBlunte
42 parts / 112 pages, updated Apr 11, 2015PicturesCompleted
"She walked up the stairs and arrived at this door, her heart thundering in her ears. She tried the latch and it was open; she walked in and he was inside. He turned t... read more
178,388 reads votes 5,566 comments 431
Viking's Tribute

Viking's Tribute

JVernis
35 parts / 62 pages, updated May 24, 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...
802,544 reads votes 35,262 comments 2,697
The Queen of Persia

The Queen of Persia

LizMack
30 parts / 49 pages, updated May 28, 2015Video
A King forced to banish his wife. A peasant girl striving to live a peaceful life in the chaos that is Susa. One chance for these two unlikely souls to be united. As... read more
144,070 reads votes 7,506 comments 746
The Steward of Blackwood Hall

The Steward of Blackwood Hall

flights_of_fantasy
29 parts / 100 pages, updated May 20, 2015Completed
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
170,139 reads votes 9,336 comments 676
An Unexpected Seduction.

An Unexpected Seduction.

browney23
24 parts / 43 pages, updated May 26, 2015
Miss Isabella Bradford is the only daughter of the impoverished Lord Bradford of Devonshire. She believes she is destined to marry a man of her fathers choosing u... read more
168,713 reads votes 5,699 comments 307
Runaway Princess

Runaway Princess

TheBeautyintheBeast
28 parts / 63 pages, updated May 26, 2015
*First draft* Princess Lyra was asked something that she never thought her father would ever dream of. The King asked her to marry a perfect stranger for his connections... read more
44,978 reads votes 2,667 comments 208
The Nightmare Daze

The Nightmare Daze

Sarcadia
28 parts / 109 pages, updated Feb 02, 2015Completed
“God dammit, Florence!” He snarls, jerking me closer to him. In an instant his arms wrap around me in a tight embrace. What is he about? I’ve been preparing for a slap ... read more
64,199 reads votes 2,742 comments 300
My Dark Knight

My Dark Knight

_imperfect
56 parts / 285 pages, updated Dec 21, 2014Completed
In the era where swords rule, where women consider their modesty their greatest virtue. Where a man would kill to find his wife warming another mans bed, a time when women ... read more
6,187,343 reads votes 100,482 comments 13,150
A Duke and A Damsel

A Duke and A Damsel

achat1992
39 parts / 92 pages, updated May 27, 2015
Blake Carstairs isn't too thrilled to inherit the title of Duke of Devonshire from a distant uncle. Still, he returns to England from India to claim his title. However, ... read more
836,902 reads votes 13,209 comments 1,813
The Highlander

The Highlander

bloodxlove
26 parts / 74 pages, updated May 23, 2015
When Rosaline Perriwell visited a psychic, the last thing she expected was to get thrown back centuries in time, and into the Scottish highlands. Stuck in the past, she ha... read more
357,497 reads votes 11,949 comments 1,065
Ravensdale (Ongoing)

Ravensdale (Ongoing)

Davrielle
77 parts / 250 pages, updated May 27, 2015
MAGICAL REALISM/ HISTORICAL In 2012, Dora Harding finds an old letter and a Victorian desk in a Manhattan antique shop owned by her best friend David. He specifically ... read more
700,997 reads votes 18,664 comments 3,492
The Prince and His Slave

The Prince and His Slave

luckycharms
55 parts / 134 pages, updated Jun 10, 2012PicturesCompleted
Arius is the Prince of Egypt, the future Pharaoh. Everyone knows how great of a young man he is and he is respected by all of Egypt. However, he hates his father a... read more
1,490,994 reads votes 16,733 comments 1,958
An Unexpected Love

An Unexpected Love

nmmorton
54 parts / 147 pages, updated May 25, 2015Completed
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
500,429 reads votes 16,800 comments 2,598
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