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

The Robber Knight

RobThier
45 parts / 131 pages, updated Jan 26, 2014VideoCompleted
When you are fighting for the freedom of your people, falling in love with your enemy is not a great idea. Or is it? Ayla has to defend her castle and her people all on her own, with nobody to help her but a dark warrior she hates with all her heart.
5,086,252 reads votes 137,660 comments 26,574
The Black Knight (Watty Awards 2012 Finalist)

The Black Knight (Watty Awards 2012 Finalist)

MeganLockhart
40 parts / 176 pages, updated Sep 29, 2012Completed
She found him on the beach. His clothes spoke of wealth, his hands told of work, but it was the scars on his face that told Nan who the man befo... read more
6,688,339 reads votes 127,659 comments 11,242
The Last Dance

The Last Dance

xoStardust
36 parts / 141 pages, updated Jul 07, 2011PicturesCompleted
Prince John's biggest fear? Becoming King, and everything to do with it, from the sheltered life, to someday having to get married. Celia, a lady knight, minus the 'Lady' if s... read more
17,756,041 reads votes 123,299 comments 11,941
The Viking's Hold (First 11 chapters)

The Viking's Hold (First 11 chapters)

JVernis
66 parts / 16 pages, updated Jun 12, 2014Completed
This book is now available on Amazon and unfortunately they won't allow me to put it up elsewhere for free, not even the unedited draft. Sorry! The V... read more
9,273,102 reads votes 101,818 comments 7,102
My Dark Knight

My Dark Knight

_imperfect
56 parts / 237 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
5,880,834 reads votes 94,553 comments 12,687
The Duke's Daughter -Wattys2014 Collector's Dream Award Winner-

The Duke's Daughter -Wattys2014 Collector's Dream Award Winner-

jaidesmama
88 parts / 254 pages, updated Sep 20, 2014Completed
The Duke of Marlborough has signed betrothal contracts on behalf of his daughter, Lady Arianna Kent. But Arianna is not the type to b... read more
5,531,903 reads votes 96,127 comments 5,896
All the Wrong Reasons

All the Wrong Reasons

shelbylw03
52 parts / 113 pages, updated Sep 26, 2011PicturesCompleted
They married for the wrong reasons. He married her for the money and status, while she married him to start over again. It doesn’t really matter why exactly they ma... read more
6,989,791 reads votes 73,475 comments 4,765
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
3,217,044 reads votes 77,200 comments 33,874
The Return (Book One in the Wattpad Featured Return Series)

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

Cfunk3
89 parts / 166 pages, updated Aug 08, 2014VideoCompleted
A 2013 Watty Award Finalist! "Why do I remember every detail of the day I was born? It's not just because of the dream; it's becaus... read more
2,355,617 reads votes 64,541 comments 6,720
A Penny's Worth of Affection

A Penny's Worth of Affection

rosesarered27
30 parts / 102 pages, updated Jul 07, 2012Completed
Penelope Inglewood discovers her brother is in love with the betrothed of the most ruthless man in England, The Duke Of Newbridge. She must find a way to sav... read more
3,198,290 reads votes 58,841 comments 4,580
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
1,771,631 reads votes 59,944 comments 6,546
Dancing with the Devil (Watty Award Winner!)

Dancing with the Devil (Watty Award Winner!)

conleyswifey
48 parts / 114 pages, updated Sep 28, 2014Completed
*** 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 ... read more
1,335,384 reads votes 46,213 comments 3,101
The Fairy Tale Bride

The Fairy Tale Bride

KellyMcClymer
27 parts / 106 pages, updated Dec 06, 2012Completed
Miranda Fenster only wants to help her twin brother find his happily ever after with his true love. To ensure her brother's happiness, though, she must beg the Duke o... read more
2,967,595 reads votes 37,314 comments 1,844
Scottish Destiny

Scottish Destiny

Sweetpeas
31 parts / 123 pages, updated Mar 26, 2013Completed
Lady Kathryn McGregor knew her heart was stolen the first time she saw this handsome knight. When he gallantly came to her rescue, she knew there would be no one for he... read more
2,666,287 reads votes 35,470 comments 3,617
The Rebellious Lady Fallon: Historical Fiction

The Rebellious Lady Fallon: Historical Fiction

Sinaidkincaid16
28 parts / 103 pages, updated Apr 19, 2014Completed
Lady Fallon Brightmore secretly thought the Earl of Hampton, Braeden Kerrich, rather dashing. But at their first encounter, it was to her el... read more
1,834,585 reads votes 34,821 comments 2,243
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What is a Romance story? Romance novels describe the development of a relationship between two people. Often, the story will end with the two characters falling in love or a similarly optimistic conclusion. Chat with other Romance readers and authors. Congrats to Wattpad Author XoStardust for her Feature in Faze Magazine! Check out what the editors of Faze Magazine think about "The Last Dance": http://bit.ly/bcyoiX