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 Robber Knight's Love

The Robber Knight's Love

RobThier
25 parts / 72 pages, updated Jul 24, 2014PG
Ayla has uncovered a terrible secret: the man she loves is in fact her worst enemy. As a mighty army gathers to destroy her and her people, she must ask hersel... read more
1,047,113 reads votes 39,266 comments 7,396
Dancing with the Devil

Dancing with the Devil

conleyswifey
22 parts / 48 pages, updated Jul 26, 2014PG-13
*** Ansel Adams, or Ance as those he knows tend to call him, is a bad man though he didn’t consider that to be his fault. His father had been a bad man, his grandf... read more
117,144 reads votes 8,334 comments 886
The Boy in the Woods

The Boy in the Woods

KatherineArlene
31 parts / 140 pages, updated Jul 25, 2014PG-13Video
In 1958, a young girl grieving the loss of her parents is taken from the only home she's ever known in the big city. Brought to live on the rural family estate, she... read more
591,342 reads votes 16,172 comments 6,355
The Arabian Desert

The Arabian Desert

FeastOfNoise
25 parts / 73 pages, updated Jul 26, 2014PG-13
In order to protect her daughter, Fadia disguises her only child, Maria, as a boy when Zane, the arrogant, demonically handsome rogue attacks their town and claims it a... read more
2,256,671 reads votes 45,123 comments 5,879
War Prize (A Roman Britain story)

War Prize (A Roman Britain story)

Happilyneverafters
10 parts / 26 pages, updated Jul 27, 2014PG-13
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
81,501 reads votes 4,777 comments 653
The Duke's Daughter

The Duke's Daughter

jaidesmama
81 parts / 217 pages, updated Jul 29, 2014PG-13
The Duke of Marlborough has signed betrothal contracts on behalf of his daughter, Lady Arianna Kent. But Arianna is not the type to blindly follow her father's bidd... read more
3,048,037 reads votes 43,266 comments 2,819
The Pirate King and I

The Pirate King and I

rskovach
9 parts / 31 pages, updated Jul 29, 2014PG-13Pictures
After pirates kidnap an orphaned housemaid in a case of mistaken identity, she prepares for the worst. Instead, seventeen-year-old Ana is thrust into the adventure ... read more
16,998 reads votes 1,282 comments 563
The Reluctant Marchioness

The Reluctant Marchioness

littleLo
26 parts / 96 pages, updated Jul 29, 2014PG
Rose Wilde has always considered herself plain, and has practically given up on the idea of being romanced. But when American hotelier, Derek Montgomery, comes ... read more
296,017 reads votes 12,714 comments 1,464
Guardian of Rome

Guardian of Rome

tall_girl
29 parts / 85 pages, updated Jul 28, 2014Pictures
Five months have passed since Krista and her band of gladiators delivered a swift and humiliating defeat to the Roman army. Now Krista has become the leader of a slav... read more
52,155 reads votes 2,275 comments 428
Mail Order Bride Mishap (Into the West #3)

Mail Order Bride Mishap (Into the West #3)

cerebral_1
19 parts / 141 pages, updated Jul 26, 2014PG-13
All Fiona O’Toole ever dreamed of was running her own millinery shop and seeing her creations worn on the general public. Easier said than done, i... read more
203,266 reads votes 8,741 comments 2,510
Prince of Knights (A Muslim's Love Story)

Prince of Knights (A Muslim's Love Story)

TheQueenofDarkness
8 parts / 19 pages, updated Jul 27, 2014GVideoPictures
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Arabs are well known for their culture, Poetry and hospitality. They are also known for their bravery and leader... read more
14,141 reads votes 1,019 comments 565
Cimmerian Shade

Cimmerian Shade

mishazstories
19 parts / 131 pages, updated Jun 14, 2012PG-13Completed
After tragedy strikes, Alla, a young slave woman, escapes from the only life she has ever known to embark on a new journey to an unknown world. Will she be able to not only... read more
527,220 reads votes 3,158 comments 697
The Scented Glove

The Scented Glove

GemmaLawrence31
29 parts / 44 pages, updated Jul 30, 2014PG-13
Margot de Valois, princess of France, sister to the king, was a woman hunted and tormented in her royal palaces. Forced into marriage, desired by her own brothers, her ... read more
30,883 reads votes 1,100 comments 197
My Dark Knight

My Dark Knight

_imperfect
43 parts / 160 pages, updated Jun 29, 2014PG-13
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
2,847,907 reads votes 47,467 comments 6,498
Keeping Faith  (Book 3 in the Red Valley Series)

Keeping Faith (Book 3 in the Red Valley Series)

amysturges
19 parts / 44 pages, updated Jul 26, 2014PG-13
This is book 3 in the Red Valley Series but like the other ones, it can be read by itself. Faith Matthews is a headstrong, independent wom... read more
17,763 reads votes 1,184 comments 132
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Historical Fiction Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction are stories that take place in the past. They are different from time travel stories, as they do not include any Fantastical Elements and deal with the lives and plots of characters who lived many years ago as the author imagines those times to be! Historical Fiction may take place during extraordinary historical events, but it doesn't have to. Historical Fiction can cover any period of time that would be considered the past. This is a new category on Wattpad, put up bec...