A History Lesson

One of my favorite genres in books is historical fiction.  Don’t get me wrong – I still enjoy reading non-fiction history and biographies, but I’ve come across some great books that provide a fun escape where I feel like I am learning a little at the same time.  I’ve also included a few books focused on art or music.

Here are some titles that are currently sitting on my shelves:

  • The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
  • The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell
  • The Autobiography of Henry VIII:  With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George
  • Helen of Troy by Margaret George
  • Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles:  A Novel by Margaret George
  • The Memoirs of Cleopatra:  A Novel by Margaret George
  • Abundance:  A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund
  • Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund
  • I, Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis
  • The Devil’s Queen: A Novel of Catherine de Medici by Jeanne Kalogridis
  • Dark Angels by Karleen Koen
  • Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen
  • The Sunne in Splendour: A Novel of Richard III by Sharon Kay Penman
  • Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
  • Falls the Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman
  • The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman
  • The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir
  • The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  • The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
  • Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell
  • The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
  • Dancing for Degas by Kathryn Wagner
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