Genre Definition and Recommendation is a feature where I will define a genre and a sub-genre definition and the make some recommendations.
This week I am starting a new Genre- Historical novel
Historical Novel- Definition found on Wikipedia
According to Encyclopædia Britannica, a historical novel is "a novel that has as its setting a usually significant period of history and that attempts to convey the spirit, manners, and social conditions of a past age with realistic details and fidelity (which is in some cases only apparent fidelity) to historical fact. The work may deal with actual historical characters...or it may contain a mixture of fictional and historical characters.
This week I am doing straight Historical Fiction: books that tell a story from past events even though there is some fiction involved.