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ALTERNATIVE
     factual history with a twist

ARTHURIAN
     any period  -  'King Arthur'

BIBLICAL

     story connected to the Bible-  Old or New Testament

BIOGRAPHICAL FICTION
     main character was a real person
           predominantly includes at least 50% known factual content

CLASSICS
     Republished

COMING of AGE
     main character's life from childhood to maturity

CRIME 


EPIC

     one volume covering a place or era over many years 
          (not necessarily with the same characters - e.g 'Sarum' by Robert Harris)

EROTICA
     sexually explicit content

ESPIONAGE / SPIES

     set in an historical context

FAMILY DRAMA
     a SINGLE novel about  a  FICTIONAL FAMILY or CHARACTER  (e.g Jane Eyre) 

FANTASY / FOLKLORE

FICTIONAL SAGA 
     a SERIES of several novels featuring the same FICTIONAL FAMILY or CHARACTERS  (e.g Poldark) 
          Note: we may not have reviewed all the books in a series

GHOST STORIES

HISTORICAL FICTION
     a story of real and fictional people set in the past
            (pre-1950) with no other specific genre

HORROR

HUMOUR

JANE AUSTEN FAN FICTION

LGBT


MILITARY
     battles, soldiering etc

MYSTERY

NAUTICAL / PIRATES / SMUGGLERS / VIKINGS
     Sea Stories

NON-FICTION
     Reviews by invitation only


OCCULT 

REGENCY ROMANCE

RELIGIOUS CONTENT
     Biblical-based

ROMANCE
     Adult relationship

SAGA

SERIES

SHORT STORIES


STEAMPUNK

STORY COLLECTION

SUPERNATURAL
     the unexplained in an historical-type setting

THRILLER

TIME SLIP / TIME TRAVEL

US / CANADA DISCOVERY, SETTLEMENT 
US INDEPENDENCE 
     pre-1800

US / CANADA  SETTLEMENT

US CIVIL WAR 1800-1900

WESTERNS#
     US  fiction of the 'Wild West' (i.e Zane Grey)

WITCHCRAFT

WITCH HUNTERS :

YOUNG ADULT / CHILDREN's
     Unless indicated all are also suitable for adults

Want to read something about a specific historical event or period?
(i.e the English Civil War or Ancient Rome)
Or a novel set in France or China?

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PRE-HISTORY: Stone / Bronze / Iron Age 

ANCIENT CHINA 

ANCIENT GREECE

ANCIENT EGYPT

BIBLICAL: Old Testament and the time of Christ

CELTIC: pre-Roman

ROMAN

ROMAN BRITAIN and POST-ROMAN: Circa AD 43 - 430                                                

ARTHURIAN: any period - 'King Arthur' 

430 - 966  ANGLO SAXON
     Alfred the Great / Bede /  Charlemagne etc
                      
VIKING    

1000s - 11th CENTURY  

1066 - 1087 the BATTLE of HASTINGS / NORMAN CONQUEST

1100s : 12th CENTURY
     Henry I/ Stephen & Matilda / Plantagenets: Henry II / Eleanore of Aquitaine
     Richard the Lionheart 

CRUSADES

1200s : 13th CENTURY

     King John (also covers Prince John, late 1100s) / Robin Hood / Edward I
     Llewellyn ap Fawr / Conquest Wales - Scotland  


OTTOMAN EMPIRE

1300s : 14th CENTURY 

      King Edward II, / Richard II / Despenser / Mortimer / 'Black Death' Plague 
      Edward III / Phillip VI of France / The Black Prince / Henry V / Crecy
      Agincourt

1337-1453 Hundred Years War 

1400s : 15th CENTURY 
     Edward V / Richard III / Henry VI / Henry VII / Renaissance Art

1500s : 16th CENTURY
     Tudor / Henry VII, VIII / Mary I / Elizabeth I / Indigenous America
        
1600s : 17th CENTURY
     English Civil War / Plague and Fire of London / Early American
     Settlement / Stuarts / James I, II / Charles I, II, / Cromwell
     Monmouth Rebellion / William & Mary 

1700s : 18th CENTURY
     Jacobites / Queen Anne /  Georgian: George I, II, IV
     Industrial Revolution / Age of Sail /  Pirates  
            American War of Independence
            Regency England -  e.g Jane Austen / Poldark 
            Jane Austen Related Spin-Off: Fan Fiction / Romance etc 
            Napoleonic War 

1800s : 19th CENTURY
     Victorian
     American Civil War
     Australian Settlement

1900s : 20th CENTURY
     Edwardian /  George V, VI / Abdication / Elizabeth II
     'Downton Abbey' Era/ Cold War / 1950s  
             Spanish Civil War
             Vietnam War
             WWI
             WWII

POST 1953... 1960 onward
     Contemporary but with an historical connection

VARIOUS ERAS

NON-FICTION

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PLACES / LOCATIONS / SETTING 

AFRICA

AMERICA

AMERICAN SOUTH

ANTARCTIC / ARCTIC 

ARGENTINA           

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRIA

BAVARIA

BELGIUM

CANADA

CHANNEL ISLANDS

CHINA

CORSICA

CROATIA

DENMARK    

EGYPT (not ancient - for Biblical locations see 'Biblical' above)

ENGLAND

EUROPE             

FRANCE / FLANDERS (see also Normandy)

GERMANY (including Saxony )
               

GREECE

GREENLAND

HOLLAND  see NETHERLANDS

HOLY LAND (Israel / Palestine pre & post 1st century (Christian era)
See also 'Crusades' for Biblical settings see Biblical above

ICELAND

INDIA

IRELAND

ITALY

JAMAICA

JAPAN

KOREA

LAOS

MEXICO

NETHERLANDS

NEW ZEALAND

NORMANDY

NORWAY

POLAND

PORTUGAL

ROME - See ITALY

RUSSIA

SCANDINAVIA

SCOTLAND 
(list incomplete - to be updated)

SHANGHAI

SPAIN

SWEDEN

SWITZERLAND

TRANSYLVANIA

USA

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

VIENNA - see AUSTRIA

VIETNAM
                  
WALES / WELSH MARCHES