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Fiction Set in the Middle Ages


This is a list of fiction set during the years 450 to 1450 A.D., the Middle Ages.
*Part of a series. Many of the series set in the Middle Ages are mystery novels.

coverRashi’s Daughters. Book III, Rachel,* Maggie Anton
Medieval France, 987 – 1515

The Last Troubadour, Derek Armstrong
13th century France

Farewell, My Only One, Antoine Audouard
Abelard and Héloise, 12th century France

Duchess of Aquitaine: A Novel of Eleanor, Margaret Ball
Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1122 – 1204

The Coiners’ Quarrel,* Simon Beaufort
Henry I, King of England, 1068 – 1135

The Physician’s Tale, Ann Benson
14th century Great Britain

The Wolf Hunt, Gillian Bradshaw
Medieval France

Sand Daughter, Sarah Bryant
Third Crusade, 1189 – 1192

The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz, Michelle Cameron
Middle Ages in Europe

coverThe King’s Mistress, Emma Campion
Edward III, King of England, 1312 – 1377

The Legend of Broken, Caleb Carr
Medieval civilization

Shadows and Strongholds, Elizabeth Chadwick
King Henry II of England

The Song of the Nightingale: A Hawkenlye Mystery,* Alys Clare
England, 1066 – 1485

Death of Kings,* Bernard Cornwell
King Alfred of England, 849 – 899

The Valcourt Heiress, Catherine Coulter
Eighth Crusade, 13th century

Timeline, Michael Crichton
Medieval France, 987 – 1515

The Templar,* P.C. Doherty
First Crusade, 1096 – 1099

Holy Warrior,* Angus Donald
King Richard I, 1189 – 1199

coverThe King’s Grace, Anne Easter Smith
King Henry VII, 1485 – 1509

Baudolino, Umberto Eco
The Fourth Crusade, 1202 – 1204

A Floating Life: The Adventures of Li Po: A Historical Novel, Simon Elegant
8th century China during the Tang Dynasty

World Without End, Ken Follett
The Black Death, 14th century England

A Murderous Procession,* Ariana Franklin
King Henry II of England, 1133 – 1189

The Sempster’s Tale,* Margaret Frazer
King Henry VI of England, mid-15th century, at the close of the Middle Ages

The Parisian Prodigal: A Fools’ Guild Mystery,* Alan Gordon
13th century France

A Maze of Murders,* C.L. Grace
Early 15th century England

Mystery in the Minster: The Seventeenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew,*
Susanna Gregory
King Edward III, 1327 – 1377

coverThe Marriage Prize, Virginia Henley
King Henry III, 1216 – 1272

Hugh and Bess, Susan Higginbotham
King Edward III, 1327 – 1377

City of Fiends,* Michael Jecks
King Edward II, 1307 – 1327

The Thrall’s Tale, Judith Lindbergh
Viking Greenland, A.D. 985

Prisoner of My Desire, Johanna Lindsey
King Stephen of England, 1135 – 1154

The Owl Killers, Karen Maitland
Women religious in England, to 1500

The Fourth Crow,* Pat McIntosh
15th century Scotland

Hill of Bones: A Historical Mystery,* Medieval Murderers
Medieval England, 1066 – 1485

Chaucer and the House of Fame, Philippa Morgan
14th century England

coverFalconer and the Death of Kings: A Master William Falconer Mystery,* Ian Morson
Edward I of England, 1239 – 1307

The Jester, James Patterson
Medieval France

Lionheart,* Sharon Kay Penman
Third Crusade, 1189 – 1192

The Cross-Legged Knight: An Owen Archer Mystery,* Candace Robb
Edward III of England, 1327 - 1377

Forsaken Soul,* Priscilla Royal
13th century England

The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga, Edward Rutherfurd
Ireland prior to 1172

Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages, Vanitha Sankaran
14th century France

The Tintern Treasure,* Kate Sedley
Richard III, 1483 – 1485

Unhallowed Ground: The Fourth Chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon,*
Mel Starr
14th century England

coverBehold a Pale Horse: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland,* Peter Tremayne
7th century Ireland and Europe

Maid Marian, Elsa Watson
Richard I, 1189 – 1199

Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England, Alison Weir
Edward II, 1307 – 1327

Troubled Bones: A Crispin Guest Medieval Noir,* Jeri Westerson
14th century England

The Time of the Wolf, James Wilde
Anglo-Saxon England, 449 – 1066

The Doomsday Book, Connie Willis
14th century England and the Black Death

The Poisoned Serpent,* Joan Wolf
Stephen, 1135 – 1154

*Part of a series.

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