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.

My Dark Knight

My Dark Knight

_imperfect
51 parts / 206 pages, updated Oct 19, 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
4,196,819 reads votes 63,387 comments 8,644
The Robber Knight's Love

The Robber Knight's Love

RobThier
38 parts / 110 pages, updated Oct 23, 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
2,506,166 reads votes 69,304 comments 11,667
The Boy in the Woods (Watty's 2014)

The Boy in the Woods (Watty's 2014)

KatherineArlene
42 parts / 193 pages, updated Oct 22, 2014PG-13Video
A mysterious and poignant coming of age story with the same classic feel as A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. In 1958, a young girl grieving t... read more
1,375,375 reads votes 31,208 comments 12,149
My Highlander, My Love

My Highlander, My Love

Loulakoulouris
146 parts / 166 pages, updated Oct 23, 2014PG-13
Kyra was a beautiful twentyone year old young woman, who just finished undergrad school, and was super excited to start law school in September. She was beautiful, ... read more
4,046,019 reads votes 78,217 comments 4,953
Roses of Rome

Roses of Rome

RobertRichburg
25 parts / 49 pages, updated Sep 28, 2014PG-13Completed
"The storytellers told tales. The singers sang epic songs. The dancers danced the dance that dancers dance, on the floor and tabletops. The jugglers juggled fire. The ... read more
6,955 reads votes 3,181 comments 67
An Unexpected Love

An Unexpected Love

nmmorton
32 parts / 64 pages, updated Oct 24, 2014G
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
59,502 reads votes 2,055 comments 526
Dear Wattpad,

Dear Wattpad,

le_Muslim_MAN
3 pages, updated Oct 22, 2014Pictures
Sigh.
130 reads votes 36 comments 45
The Pirate King and I

The Pirate King and I

rskovach
25 parts / 87 pages, updated Oct 11, 2014PG-13PicturesCompleted
After pirates kidnap seventeen-year-old Ana in a case of mistaken identity, the orphaned housemaid prepares for the worst. Instead, playing the wholesome daughter o... read more
375,548 reads votes 15,119 comments 3,068
The Unknowing Heiress

The Unknowing Heiress

littleLo
23 parts / 86 pages, updated Oct 22, 2014PG-13
Maggie Swift had always known something was missing from her life. She had everything an eighteen year old aristocrat could want – a title, wealth, a good family, a... read more
231,772 reads votes 10,973 comments 1,212
The Elissa

The Elissa

MsHawthrone
40 parts / 87 pages, updated Oct 23, 2014PG-13Video
She returns—ghostly, white—a phantom ship lost and wandering, cursed on an eternal voyage, never to find rest. The Caribbean has not been kind to The Elissa, its once proud ma... read more
35,575 reads votes 1,915 comments 301
Dancing with the Devil

Dancing with the Devil

conleyswifey
48 parts / 114 pages, updated Sep 28, 2014PG-13Completed
*** 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
995,329 reads votes 35,392 comments 2,672
Armor

Armor

stormcloud08
35 parts / 69 pages, updated Oct 18, 2014
Isabella, future queen of Gardia, unlike any lady of her time, is no damsel, but a fierce warrior. Though respected by men and shunned by women she fleetingly wonders what it would ... read more
562,748 reads votes 22,636 comments 1,381
War Prize (A Roman Britain story)

War Prize (A Roman Britain story)

Happilyneverafters
20 parts / 57 pages, updated Oct 12, 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
560,763 reads votes 21,461 comments 2,394
Dancing with Deception

Dancing with Deception

xoStardust
13 parts / 64 pages, updated Oct 21, 2014Pictures
In this spin off sequal to the Last Dance, Talia, a Lady in every sense of the word, begins training at the Queen's Shield Academy for Lady Knights upon the insista... read more
356,886 reads votes 7,749 comments 1,846
Keeping Faith  (Book 3 in the Red Valley Series)

Keeping Faith (Book 3 in the Red Valley Series)

amysturges
32 parts / 76 pages, updated Oct 23, 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
68,788 reads votes 2,738 comments 251
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