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
27 parts / 38 pages, updated Mar 03, 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...
448,850 reads votes 19,785 comments 1,345
Taming the beastly Duke

Taming the beastly Duke

MissChris21
17 parts / 24 pages, updated Feb 28, 2015
Cassandra knew her life was over the moment her parents told her she was to marry the Duke of Thornton. She had heard horrible stories about him that made ice co... read more
242,758 reads votes 8,827 comments 603
My highlander my love, part two

My highlander my love, part two

Loulakoulouris
71 parts / 161 pages, updated Mar 05, 2015
343,261 reads votes 19,762 comments 2,259
An Unexpected Love

An Unexpected Love

nmmorton
49 parts / 106 pages, updated Feb 28, 2015
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
391,036 reads votes 12,607 comments 2,006
The Reverend's Daughter

The Reverend's Daughter

Jaidesmamasmama
88 parts / 311 pages, updated Mar 06, 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
297,988 reads votes 11,076 comments 1,345
The Last Queen

The Last Queen

GemmaLawrence31
16 parts / 34 pages, updated Mar 01, 2015
"Men have called me many things in my life. Whore, wife, savior, queen, goddess, wanton, betrayer, ally, murderer, sister, daughter, lover, friend." The last ru... read more
45,150 reads votes 1,747 comments 314
The Duke's Wife

The Duke's Wife

annathebooknerd
26 parts / 62 pages, updated Mar 04, 2015Pictures
When the Hemmingway's go broke, their only hope out of their dilemma is their daughter, Rhea. Rhea realizes the situation and immediately agrees to help her parents. But... read more
1,142,049 reads votes 19,677 comments 1,044
The Steward of Blackwood Hall

The Steward of Blackwood Hall

flights_of_fantasy
18 parts / 50 pages, updated Mar 04, 2015
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
28,550 reads votes 1,332 comments 224
Like No Other

Like No Other

missphipps
25 parts / 114 pages, updated Mar 05, 2015
The irascible Earl of Stokeford is far from being a lady's man. He lacks the social graces, scares off silly debutantes, and becomes rude at any time convenient for him. The... read more
47,289 reads votes 1,563 comments 195
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
3,015,553 reads votes 72,225 comments 32,325
A Viking's Catch

A Viking's Catch

foreverhopeful
1 page, updated Mar 03, 2015Video
When Vikings are seen of the shore of a small town in Ireland, seventeen year old, Clary Becket is determined to drive them away. Being clever and strong-willed, she m... read more
545,857 reads votes 512 comments 27
The King's Assassin - UNEDITED!

The King's Assassin - UNEDITED!

HeatherWampler
47 parts / 93 pages, updated Mar 06, 2015
**This is the unedited version! It shall be edited once the story is completed here!!** *Apparently not for those easily offended. It is heavy on the roma... read more
143,440 reads votes 5,013 comments 535
The Restless Viscountess

The Restless Viscountess

littleLo
12 parts / 37 pages, updated Mar 05, 2015
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
155,480 reads votes 8,690 comments 1,200
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
1,667,654 reads votes 56,379 comments 6,267
To Kill a King

To Kill a King

VaineLuchia
3 parts / 6 pages, updated Feb 08, 2015VideoPictures
What can a slave girl do when she's but a pawn in a game of kings? Sent to the enemy kingdom as a spy and an assassin, Cinclair has only one goal in mind: kill the King of... read more
50,794 reads votes 1,888 comments 374
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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...