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Read Through History

For a while I have been splashing out on books at conferences, Kindle Daily Deals and began following lots of historical authors on Twitter. One day over Christmas 2012 when I was at a loose end I decided to make a list and read them all in chronological order (with one Sharpe book each month here and there). Here is that list. Read the blog posts for more information and links to the authors’ websites.

In fact, why not try this yourself? Find some other books and let us know what you think about them. And, if mine get published soon, put those on the list as well!

Undreamed Shores – 2400 BC – Mark Patton

Ramses – c1500 BC – Christian Jacq

Mask of Ra – 1479 BC – Paul Doherty

Gates of Fire – 480 BC – Steven Pressfield

Tyrant – 333 BC – Christian Cameron

Hannibal – c218 BC – Ben Kane

The Parthian – c73 BC Peter Darman

Marius’ Mules: Invasion of Gaul – 55 BC – S. J. A.  Turney

Rome’s Executioner – 30 – Robert Fabbri

Boudicca: Dreaming the Eagle – 32-43 – M.C. Scott

Hero of Rome – 60 – Douglas Jackson

Eagle Has Fallen – 117 – Brian Young

Wounds of Honour – 180 – Anthony Riches

Fire in the East – 255 – Harry Sidebottom

Legionary – 376 – Gordon Doherty

Navigatio – 412 – Francis Hagan

Theodora – c500 – Stella Duffy

A Game of Thrones – ? – George R. R. Martin

Winter King – c550 – Bernard Cornwell

Amber Treasure – 597 – Richard Denning

Saxon – 780 – Tim Severin

Viking Dawn – 780 – Henry Treece

In the Shadow of the Gods – 789 – James Bicheno (yes, a shameless plug, I know!)

Sons of Thorgrim the Strong – c800 – Mikael Lind

Viking Warrior – 845 – Judson Roberts

Bone Thief – 900 – V. M. Whitworth

Pagan Lord – 910  – Bernard Cornwell

Tyrker’s Time – c980 – Robin Ingle

The Norseman – 986 – Jason Born

Swords of Good Men – 998 – Snorri Kristjansson

Viking Gold – c1000 – V. Campbell

Raven Feeder – 1000 – M. C. Scott

Odinn’s Child – 1001 – Tim Severin

Shieldwall – 1016 – Justin Hill

Bracelet of Bones – c1035 – Kevin Crossley-Holland

Macbeth – 1040 – 1057 – A. Hartley, D. Hewson and A. Cumming

Hereward – 1062 – James Wilde

Harold the King – 1043 – 1066 – Helen Hollick

The Last Viking – 1066 – Berwick Coates

Sworn Sword  – 1069  – James Aitcheson

Blood of Ironside – 1070 – Martin Lake

Hawk Quest  – 1072 – Robert Lyndon

Son of Blood – 1075 – Jack Ludlow

When Christ and His Angels Slept – 1135-54 – S. K. Penman

Morbid Taste for Bones – 1137 – Ellis Peters

The Fifth Knight – 1170 – E. M. Powell

Templar’s Apprentice – 1179 – Peter Tolladay

Rise of Robin Hood – c1180 – Angus Donald

Outcasts – 1187 – Martin Lake

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