Historical Fiction by Era

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Female Protagonists

Ancient

  • Alcestis by Katharine Beutner
  • Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane
  • Sistersong by Lucy Holland
  • The Aven Cycle by Cass Morris

Medieval

  • Hild by Nicola Griffith (7th c. Britain)

Pre-Columbian

17th Century

  • The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (1617, Norway)

18th Century

19th Century

20th Century

Male Protagonists

Antiquity

Medieval

  • Scottish Boy by Alex De Campi (1333, England)
  • The Ballot Boy by Larry Mellman (1368, Venice)

16th Century

17th Century

18th Century

19th Century

20th Century

Nonbinary Protagonists

Medieval

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