Can somone recomend some good historical books in the likes of conn iggulden, i have allready read conn iggulden ,simon cornwell and simon scarrow books and i wonder if there is any auther in the likes you can recomend
Patrick O'brian and C. S. Forester (Naval Napoleonic era), Robyn Young (Crusades and Robert the Bruce), and Wilbur Smith (I've only read the ancient Egypt series).
Patrick O'brian is a pretty different style to all the others though.
They're works of literature you plebeian. Fuck off to your trainset, boy.
Claudius, Hadrian, and Julian are based on the emperors.
"Ivanhoe is the story of one of the remaining Saxon noble families at a time when the nobility in England was overwhelmingly Norman. It follows the Saxon protagonist, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, who is out of favour with his father for his allegiance to the Norman king Richard the Lionheart. The story is set in 1194, after the failure of the Third Crusade, when many of the Crusaders were still returning to their homes in Europe. King Richard, who had been captured by Leopold of Austria on his returning to their homes in Europe."
Latro in the Mist is set during the aftermath of the Persian Wars, and is focused on the life of a Latin Mercenary. Blends magical realism, erudite knowledge, and homage to Ancient Greek culture.
Latro would be quite a challenging read without much knowledge of Greek history and culture; maybe save it for later.
A good history of the Greeks would be: A Brief History of Ancient Greece - Pomeroy, et al
Iggulden ain't historical fiction OP. It's historical fantasy at best.
Try McCullough's Masters of Rome series (could literally be used as a history text, but entertaining) and Mary Renault's novels about Alexander the Great.
Well it is just my opinion, but he changes too many facts, and focuses almost completely on the relationships between characters, and events that effect them. From what I remember he doesn't mention social, religious, and political issues that drive conflicts and events (something McCullough excels in, hence why her work can be used as history).
For example, in his Emperor series (which I've read), Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus (I don't think Iggulden ever uses their actual names) are about the same age, whereas in reality Caesar was 15 years the elder. Pompey, Crassus, Milo and Clodius, as well as everything else, are explained like science is explained to kindergarteners (not thoroughly or accurately at all). Influential politicians, successful generals, and legislating consuls are all handwaved away by Iggulden. It's a fine series for preteens, don't get me wrong, but McCullough beats him into pulp.
oh you mean in that way he keeps th historical names on peapol, yes he rewrites a lot of things althoug he has a part in the end of eatch book where he describes when/how things realy happens and what difrense from real history and he rewrites things to make it more easier and more exating for the reader, but i get your point, and i got to say you sparket my intrest for Mc Cullough so i realy have to look him upp now :)