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.

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...
794,036 reads votes 34,959 comments 2,676
The King's Assassin

The King's Assassin

HeatherWampler
51 parts / 123 pages, updated Mar 11, 2015Completed
Chosen when a child, Lady Kathryn is trained to be a ruthless killer. She is destined to be the English king’s assassin. Only he and the guild master know it. It’s a... read more
904,121 reads votes 24,500 comments 2,126
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
174,210 reads votes 5,358 comments 432
The Last Queen

The Last Queen

GemmaLawrence31
33 parts / 94 pages, updated May 23, 2015
The story of the most notorious woman in history; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt "Men have called me many things in my life. Whore, wife, savior, queen, goddess, wanton, b... read more
162,694 reads votes 6,420 comments 1,211
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
589,648 reads votes 22,527 comments 2,407
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
166,048 reads votes 9,061 comments 671
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
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
2,540,755 reads votes 71,205 comments 7,175
A Duke and A Damsel

A Duke and A Damsel

achat1992
38 parts / 90 pages, updated May 21, 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
831,620 reads votes 12,989 comments 1,795
The Boy in the Woods (Watty's 2014 Winner!)

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

KatherineArlene
57 parts / 308 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
3,702,282 reads votes 91,134 comments 39,160
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
42,616 reads votes 2,430 comments 185
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
354,269 reads votes 11,836 comments 1,051
The Restless Viscountess

The Restless Viscountess

littleLo
28 parts / 120 pages, updated May 19, 2015Completed
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
569,718 reads votes 30,719 comments 3,834
The Asassin's Daughter

The Asassin's Daughter

HeatherWampler
18 parts / 54 pages, updated May 24, 2015
Evelyn is an assassin’s daughter. She doesn’t know of her mother’s past or how profoundly it will affect her life. She’s just as stubborn and ends up falling jus... read more
43,608 reads votes 1,598 comments 335
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
496,700 reads votes 16,713 comments 2,585
A Scotsman's Promise

A Scotsman's Promise

Courtsalourts
25 parts / 80 pages, updated May 22, 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
80,779 reads votes 4,283 comments 347
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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...