35 Great Historical Fiction Series You Love

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There are so many time periods and places around the world to visit that we never tire of reading historical fiction—and that’s before you even get into the sub-genres like historical mysteries and historical romances! So we asked you which great historical fiction series you’ve read and loved. Some we’d read and loved too, others we’re happy to now have on our TBR! And without further ado, here’s that beautiful list of great historical fiction series you love.

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Alyssa Cole’s The Loyal League series

Susan Howatch’s Starbridge series

Ken Follett’s Kingsbridge

Ken Follett’s Century trilogies

Sujata Massey’s Perveen Mistry series

Y.S. Lee’s The Agency series

Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series

Radha Vatsal’s Kitty Weeks series

The Skystone by Jack Whyte

Abir Mukherjee’s Sam Wyndham series

Deanna Raybourn’s Veronica Speedwell series

Winston Graham’s Poldark series

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Philippa Gregory’s Cousin War series

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series

Lindsey Davis’s Didius Falco mysteries

Laura Joh Rowland Sano Ichirō series

Ellis Peters’ Brother Cadfael series

Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series

Sharon Kay Penman’s Welsh Princes trilogy

The Saxon Series by Bernard Cornwell

Lindsey Davis’s Marcus Didius Falco

Eric Flint’s 1632 series

Bernard Cornwell’s The Grail Quest series

Rhys Bowen’s Her Royal Spyness series

Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond series

Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series

Philip Pullman’s Sally Lockhart series

Dorothy Dunnett’s The Lymond chronicles

Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series

C. J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series

George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman Papers

Sharon Kay Penman’s Welsh Princess series

Sara Donati’s Wilderness series

Conrad Richter’s The Awakening Land

 

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