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- Alder, Elizabeth.THE KING'S SHADOW.Farrar Straus
Giroux c1995 259p.Evyn, a young Welsh serf, encounters ruffians
who leave him muteand orphaned. When his uncle sells him into
slavery, Evyn is unable to communicatewith others in the
household. He learns to read and write and eventually serves
Harold Godwinson, who becomes king of England. Together they make
their stand at the Battle of Hastings, October 14, 1066.
- Almedingen, E. M. A candle at dusk. [1st
American ed.] New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux  In
spite of his recent betrothal and fear of Saracen invasion, an
eighth- century Frankish boy obtains his father's skeptical
permission to live for a time at the neighboring abbey in order to
learn to read.
- Several books by Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn.
- Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley
- Forest House by Marion Zimmer Bradley
- Beacon at Alexandria by Gillian Bradshaw
- Bryher, Winifred. The fourteenth of October : a
novel. New York : Pantheon Books,  A Saxon youth taken
as a hostage by marauding Danes is sold to a Norman lord, only to
make his escape and return to England to fight for his country
under Harald at the Battle of Hastings.
- F Bryher Roman wall : a novel. New York :
Pantheon Books,  A historical novel ofthe third century
which is set at a military outpost near Lake Geneva. The great
Roman empire is crumbling, soon to be over-run by hordes of
- Carr, Shirley N. The King's constable.
Richmond, Virginia: Garrett & Massie, 1951. A story of Bertand
du Guesclin who became commander of the French armies and a
counselor to King Charles V during the Hundred Years War.
- Coe, Frederick Levi. Knight of the cross : a story
of the crusades. New York
- Darkness and the Dawn by Thomas Costain
- Crichton, Michael Eaters of the dead : the
manuscript of Ibn Fadlan relating his experiences with the
Northmen in A.D. 922. 1st ed. New York :Knopf, 1976. An
ambassador of the tenth-century Caliph of Bagdad is carried off by
the Norsemen to endure, for three years, the harshness of their
way of life and the creatures that terrorize their lives.
- Venus in Copper by Davis (detective novel -- one
- Older high school kids enjoy the Lindsay Davis
hard-boiled mysteries set in Ancient Rome (when Vespasian was
emporer) and featuring the detective Marcus Didius Falco. (Silver
Pigs is the first, they feature some sort of metal in most of the
titles.) They are funny, and stuffed with tidbits about life in
ancient Rome. She also has a new, non-mystery out, about
Vesbasian's slave-born mistress
- Goodman, Joan E. The winter hare. Boston :
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996. In 1140, with England divided between
the supporters of King Stephen and those of the Empress Matilda,
twelve-year-old Will Belet, small for his age but longing to be a
knight, comes to his Uncle's castle to be a page and soon finds
himself involved in dangerous intrigues and adventures.
- I, Cladius by Robert Graves
- Conspiracy by John Hersey
- Door in the Wall by Benita Kane Jaro
- Lattimore, Deborah.THE SAILOR WHO CAPTURED THE
SEA. c1991 unpaged A sailor continues the work of others in
creating the illminated Book of Kells.
- Last Days of Pompeii by Lytton
- Black Horses for the King by Anne McCaffrey
- A series that I like is "Mark of the Lion" by
Francine Rivers. I believe there are 3 books in the series.
They are Christian based romance novels set in the Roman Empire.
While the story line is good, I found the historical aspect of the
books to be very informative.
- Roman Hostage by Schurfranz
- Seton, Anya. The mistletoe and sword. Garden
City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1955. Young Quintus, a standard-bearer with
the Ninth Roman Legion in 1st century Britain, rescues the
beautiful and mysterious Regan, witnesses Druid mysteries at
Stonehenge and takes part in the battle aginst the British forces
of Queen Boadicea.
- Speare, Elizabeth George. The bronze bow.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1961. Daniel is trying to organize his
band together to fight the Romans.
- Sutcliff, Rosemary. BLOODFEUD.
- Sutcliff, Rosemary. The eagle of the Ninth.
London : Oxford University Press, 1954. Marcus Flavius Aguila,
whose father commanded the First Cohort of the Ninth Legion, is on
his first command in Britain.
- Sutcliff, Rosemary. SWORD SONG.Farrar, Straus
& Giroux c1997 272p. At sixteen, Bjarni is cast out of the
Norse settlement in the Angles' Land for an act of oath-breaking
and spends five years sailing the west coast of Scotland and
witnessing the feuds of the clan chiefs living there.
- F Sutcliff The silver branch. London : Oxford
University Press, 1958. Justin, a young surgeon in the Roman army,
is posted to Britain at a time when Rome's power is weakening.
- F Sutcliff Warrior scarlet. New York : H. Z.
Walck, [c1958] The Warrior Scarlet was the symbol of manhood in
Drem's tribe. To win it he must kill a wolf single-handed.
- Trease, Geoffrey Message to Hadrian : an adventure
story of ancient Rome. New York : Vanguard Press, c1955.
- Treece, Henry. The Dark island. New York:
Random, 1952. A story of England when Caesar's legions were on the
march to conquer the island.
- Ben Hur by Wallace
- Webb, Robert N. We were there with Caesar's
legions. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1960. The story of
Caesar's invasion of Britain and life in Rome.
- Wells, Reuben Field. With Caesar's legions : the
adventures of two Roman youths in the conquest of Gaul. New
York : Biblo and Tannen [1960, c1951]
- White, T. H. The once and future king. New York, Putnam
- Just started a series by Jack Whyte (I think they're
all available in paperback) which starts with Roman Britain (just
about when they're done in) and goes forward to the Arthurian
legend. Fascinating -- some sex, but altogether good.
- Centurion by L. Wibberly
- Detectives in Togas (Odyssey Classic) by Henry
Winterfeld, Charlotte Kleinert (Illustrator) List Price: $6.00
Paperback - 249 pages Reissue edition (March 1990) Harcourt Brace;
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