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Historical Fiction Romance Novels - Quick Chronological List

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  Period   Year   Series   Title   Author   Monarch
500 - 1154 500 Guenevere Rosalind Miles Arthur
500 - 1154 871 Saxon Stories The Last Kingdom Bernard Cornwell Alfred the Great
500 - 1154 871 Saxon Stories The Pale Horsemen Bernard Cornwell Alfred the Great
500 - 1154 871 Saxon Stories The Lords of the North Bernard Cornwell Alfred the Great
500 - 1154 899 Saxon Stories Sword Song Bernard Cornwell Alfred the Great
500 - 1154 899 Saxon Stories The Burning Land Bernard Cornwell Alfred the Great
500 - 1154 1066   The Conquest Elizabeth Chadwick Harold II/William I
500 - 1154 1120   Falcons of Montabard Elizabeth Chadwick Henry I
500 - 1154 1130 Marshals A Place Beyond Courage Elizabeth Chadwick Henry I
500 - 1154 1135 Pillars Pillars of the Earth Ken Follet Stephen/Henry II
500 - 1154 1135 Plantagenets

When Christ and his Saints Slept

Sharon Kay Penman Stephen/Maude
500 - 1154 1148 Fulke Fitwarin Shadows and Strongholds Elizabeth Chadwick Stephen/Henry II
1154 - 1399 1156 Plantagenets Time and Chance Sharon Kay Penman Henry II/Eleanor 
1154 - 1399 1167 William Marshal The Greatest Knight Elizabeth Chadwick Henry II
1154 - 1399 1172 Plantagenets Devil's Brood Sharon Kay Penman Henry II/Eleanor 
1154 - 1399 1183 Welsh Here Be Dragons Sharon Kay Penman John/Llewelyn 
1154 - 1399 1184 Fulke Fitwarin Lords of the White Castle Elizabeth Chadwick John
1154 - 1399 1197 William Marshal The Scarlett Lion Elizabeth Chadwick Richard I/John
1154 - 1399 1231 Welsh Falls the Shadow Sharon Kay Penman Henry III/Davydd 
1154 - 1399 1269 A Song of Awakening Roby James Edward I/Llewelyn
1154 - 1399 1271 Welsh The Reckoning Sharon Kay Penman Edward I/Llewelyn 
1154 - 1399 1327 Pillars World without End Ken Follet Edward III
1154 - 1399 1342 Grail Quest Harlequin/The Archer's Tale Bernard Cornwell Edward III
1154 - 1399 1347 Grail Quest Vagabond Bernard Cornwell Edward III
1154 - 1399 1350 Grail Quest Heretic Bernard Cornwell Edward III
1399 - 1485 1459   The Sunne in Splendour Sharon Kay Penman Edward IV/Richard III
1399 - 1485 1464   The White Queen Phillipa Gregory Edward IV
1399 - 1485 1465 Edward IV The Innocent Posie Graeme-Evans Edward IV
1399 - 1485 1468 Edward IV The Exiled Posie Graeme-Evans Edward IV
1399 - 1485 1470 Edward IV The Beloved Posie Graeme-Evans Edward IV
1485 - 1603 1486   To Hold the Crown Jean Plaidy Henry VII
1485 - 1603 1521 Tudors The Other Boleyn Girl Phillipa Gregory Henry VIII
1485 - 1603 1527 In The Name of the Courtesan Sarah Dunant Charles V - Emperor
1485 - 1603 1539 Tudors The Boleyn Inheritance Phillipa Gregory Henry VIII
1485 - 1603 1543   The Sixth Wife Jean Plaidy Catherine Parr
1485 - 1603 1545   Queen of this Realm Jean Plaidy Elizabeth I
1485 - 1603 1548 Tudors The Queen's Fool Phillipa Gregory Edward VI/Elizabeth
1485 - 1603 1558 Tudors The Virgin's Lover Phillipa Gregory Elizabeth I
1485 - 1603 1560 Tudors The Other Queen Phillipa Gregory Mary/Elizabeth I
17th Century 1603 Charles I Earthly Joys Phillipa Gregory James I
17th Century 1605   The Firemaster's Mistress Christie Dickason James I and VI
17th Century 1638 Charles I Virgin Earth Phillipa Gregory Charles I
17th Century 1643   The Crowning Mercy Cornwell/Kells Charles I
17th Century 1647   Fallen Angels Cornwell/Kells Charles I
17th Century 1660 Charles II Forever Amber Kathryn Winsor Charles II
17th Century 1689 The Vanishing Point Mary Sharratt William III
18th Century 1743 Outlander Outlander Diana Gabaldon George II
18th Century 1744 Outlander Dragonfly in Amber Diana Gabaldon George II
18th Century 1746 Outlander Voyager Diana Gabaldon George II
18th Century 1748 Outlander Drums of Autumn Diana Gabaldon George II
18th Century 1787   A Respectable Trade Phillipa Gregory George III
19th Century 1888 Finnegan Family The Tea Rose Jennifer Donnelly Victoria
20th Century 1900 Finnegan Family The Winter Rose Jennifer Donnelly Victoria
20th Century 1900 The Forgotten Garden Kate Morton Victoria

Period Category Year Medium Series Title Author Monarch
Medieval 500 - 1154   500 Movie   Excalibur   Arthur
Medieval 500 - 1154   500 Book     Rosalind Miles Arthur
Medieval 500 - 1154   871 Book Saxon Stories The Last Kingdom Bernard Cornwell Alfred the Great
Medieval 500 - 1154   871 Book Saxon Stories The Pale Horsemen Bernard Cornwell Alfred the Great
Medieval 500 - 1154   871 Book Saxon Stories The Lords of the North Bernard Cornwell Alfred the Great
Medieval 500 - 1154   899 Book Saxon Stories Sword Song Bernard Cornwell Alfred the Great
Medieval 500 - 1154   899 Book Saxon Stories The Burning Land Bernard Cornwell Alfred the Great
Medieval 500 - 1154 Norman Invasion 1066 Book   Conquest Elizabeth Chadwick Harold II/William I
Medieval 500 - 1154 Crusades 1120 Book   Falcons of Montabard Elizabeth Chadwick Henry I
Medieval 500 - 1154 Nineteen Year Winter 1130 Book Marshals A Place Beyond Courage Elizabeth Chadwick Henry I
Medieval 500 - 1154 Nineteen Year Winter 1135 Book Pillars Pillars of the Earth Ken Follet Stephen/Henry II
Medieval 500 - 1154 Nineteen Year Winter 1135 Book Plantagenets When Christ and his Saints Slept Sharon Kay Penman Stephen/Maude
Medieval 500 - 1154 Early 1148 Book Fulke Fitwarin Shadows and Strongholds Elizabeth Chadwick Stephen/Henry II
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1156 Book Plantagenets Time and Chance Sharon Kay Penman Henry II/Eleanor Aquitaine
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1167 Book William Marshal The Greatest Knight Elizabeth Chadwick Henry II
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1172 Book Plantagenets Devil's Brood Sharon Kay Penman Henry II/Eleanor Aquitaine
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1183 Book Welsh Here Be Dragons Sharon Kay Penman John/Llewelyn ab Iowerth
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1184 Book Fulke Fitwarin Lords of the White Castle Elizabeth Chadwick John
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1197 Book William Marshal The Scarlett Lion Elizabeth Chadwick Richard I/John
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1231 Book Welsh Falls the Shadow Sharon Kay Penman Henry III/Davydd ab Iowerth
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1271 Book Welsh The Reckoning Sharon Kay Penman Edward I/Llewelyn ap Gruffudd
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1305 Movie   Braveheart   Edward I
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1327 Book Pillars World without End Ken Follet Edward III
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1342 Book Grail Quest Harlequin/The Archer's Tale Bernard Cornwell Edward III
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1347 Book Grail Quest Vagabond Bernard Cornwell Edward III
Medieval 1154 - 1399 Plantagenets 1350 Book Grail Quest Heretic Bernard Cornwell Edward III
Medieval 1399 - 1485 Lancaster/York 1459 Book   The Sunne in Splendour Sharon Kay Penman Edward IV/Richard III
Medieval 1399 - 1485 Lancaster/York 1464 Book   The White Queen Phillipa Gregory Edward IV
Medieval 1399 - 1485 Lancaster/York 1465 Book Edward IV The Innocent Posie Graeme-Evans Edward IV
Medieval 1399 - 1485 Lancaster/York 1468 Book Edward IV The Exiled Posie Graeme-Evans Edward IV
Medieval 1399 - 1485 Lancaster/York 1470 Book Edward IV The Beloved Posie Graeme-Evans Edward IV
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Tudor 1486 Book   To Hold the Crown Jean Plaidy Henry VII/Elizabeth of York
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Tudor 1509 Series   The Tudors   Henry VIII
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Tudor 1521 Book Tudors The Other Boleyn Girl Phillipa Gregory Henry VIII
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Tudor 1521 Movie   The Other Boleyn Girl Phillipa Gregory Henry VIII
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Tudor 1539 Book Tudors The Boleyn Inheritance Phillipa Gregory Henry VIII
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Tudor 1543 Book   The Sixth Wife Jean Plaidy Catherine Parr
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Tudor 1545 Book   Queen of this Realm Jean Plaidy Elizabeth I
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Tudor 1548 Book Tudors The Queen's Fool Phillipa Gregory Edward VI/Mary/Elizabeth
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Tudor 1553 Movie   Elizabeth Cate Blanchett Elizabeth I
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Tudor 1558 Book Tudors The Virgin's Lover Phillipa Gregory Elizabeth I
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Elizabeth 1560 Book Tudors The Other Queen Phillipa Gregory Mary Queen of Scots/Elizabeth I
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Elizabeth 1588 Movie   Elizabeth:The Golden Age Cate Blanchett Elizabeth I
17th Century   1603 Book Charles I Earthly Joys Phillipa Gregory James I
17th Century   1605 Book   The Firemaster's Mistress Christie Dickason James I and VI
17th Century   1638 Book Charles I Virgin Earth Phillipa Gregory Charles I
17th Century   1643 Book   The Crowning Mercy Bernard Cornwell/Susannah Kells Charles I
17th Century   1647 Book   Fallen Angels Bernard Cornwell/Susannah Kells Charles I
17th Century   1660 Book Charles II Forever Amber Kathryn Winsor Charles II
17th Century   1660 Movie   The Libertine Johnny Depp Charles II
18th Century   1743 Book Outlander Cross Stitch Diana Gabaldon George II/Bonnie Prince Charles
18th Century   1744 Book Outlander Dragonfly in Amber Diana Gabaldon George II/Bonnie Prince Charles
18th Century   1746 Book Outlander Voyager Diana Gabaldon George II/Bonnie Prince Charles
18th Century   1748 Book Outlander Drums of Autumn Diana Gabaldon George II/Bonnie Prince Charles
18th Century   1774 Movie   The Duchess Keira Knightley George III
18th Century   1787 Book   A Respectable Trade Phillipa Gregory George III
18th Century   1795 Movie   Becoming Jane Anne Hathaway Classic 
18th Century   1793 Series   Sense and Sensibility 2008 BBC Worldwide Classic
19th Century   1801 2 Part Series   Wuthering Heights Global Entertainment/ABC 2008 Classic/Regency
19th Century   1811 Series   Pride and Prejudice 1995 BBC Worldwide Classic/Regency
19th Century   1837 Movie   The Young Victoria   Victoria
19th Century   1847 Series   Jane Eyre 2006 BBC Worldwide Classic/Regency
19th Century   1888 Book Finnegan Family The Tea Rose Jennifer Donnelly  
19th Century   1891 4 Part Series   Tess of the D'Urbervilles 2008 BBC Worldwide Classic/Regency
20th Century   1900 Book Finnegan Family The Winter Rose Jennifer Donnelly  
20th Century   1900 Book The Forgotten Garden Kate Morton  


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