Hi everyone! I have this week’s Top Ten Tuesday for you all. This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and today’s topic is Top Ten Historical Settings I Love. I will admit, I found this week’s topic hard. I do enjoy historical books but I am so bad with determining what part of history they are from. I know the general time, so please go easy on me! I only have written about three Historical Settings so I apologise that the post is a bit short!
Historical (I want to say Imperial but I may be wrong) Russia: I adore Russia! It is a place that has always been on my travel list. Historical Russia is so interesting with the royalty, rebellion and mystery surrounding it. Some of my favourite books are have a Russian setting or have been influence by Historical Russian history such as A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray and Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. With APOY, since it’s a time travel novel the whole book isn’t set in Russia but a large part is-and it’s my favourite section! Also, one cannot talk about Historical Russia without mentioning the movie ANASTASIA!! Anastasia is an all time favourite movie of mine, I can still quote the movie and sing along to all of the songs!
Time Period of King Arthur: So Merlin was a TV Show that I absolutely loved (I was devastated when it ended) and it really highlighted an amazing time period. I thoroughly enjoyed the magic of this time period as well as all the Knights! I definitely want to read more books from this time period, I honestly don’t remember any book I’ve read about King Arthur, his Knights or Merlin-but that may just be me forgetting them! If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!
Elizabethan/Renaissance Period: Ok so I know these are two separate periods but I feel my reasons for loving them are basically the same or very similar. I have a huge thing for dresses, and these periods have absolutely GORGEOUS dresses. I seriously could get so lost in them and I simply adore all the fancy dressing up in books with this setting. There are many books which have the gorgeous dresses on the cover, and I do adore them (as long as they aren’t the same dress again and again-that can get a repetitive).
So those are the historical settings that I love. I know there are plenty more that I have read but these were the ones that came to mind. What’s your favourite historical setting?