10 Entertaining Historical Fiction Books

10 Historical Fiction Books

I’ve always been so fascinated by the people who came before me and the legacies they leave behind. I love submerging myself into the inner lives of people across time and places in which I could never experience for myself. Reading historical fiction continues to inspire me to learn more about different countries, their culture, and their fascinating history. Does this sound like you? Do you love books that take you to places you’ve never been to? Well, you’re in luck! I’ve compiled a list of my personal favorite historical fiction books that I couldn’t put down. Experience culture, time travel, scandal, war, death, and love with these favorites today! Read more

Blar Culloden a Jacobites Poem of Loss

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Background: The Jacobite’s fought against the British to restore the Scottish Stuart monarch to the throne. Outnumbered 9000 to 6000 the British brutally wiped out 2000 Scots ultimately leading to the end of the Jacobite army resistance and the victory for the Hanover King George II. The poem flashes through time as the soldier remembers life in his last moments.

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6 Facts about King Louis XIV the Man Behind Versailles


History of monarchs has always been my favorite subject to research. I mean how could it not be? The wild stories of romance, chaos and war are something straight out of a fairytale! Imagine yourself a young monarch stocked with money, power and adoring (or not so adoring) subjects. The possibilities are endless and that’s what makes history so exciting (for me anyway).

Let’s kick off our first “And the rest was history” with a few interesting facts about the Sun King, Louis XIV of France.

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History of the Paris Catacombs


If history has taught us anything, it’s that sickness and war are inevitable. Europe, in particular, is a place with a long history of battles, illness, and high death tolls. In my last post, I mentioned King Louis XIV had constantly raged war and accumulated debt for France. What happens when war, famine, and illness strike a city? Death and overpopulated graves. Explore the history of what lies below the Parisian streets for a bone-chilling experience.

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