G.A. Henty

Of all the historical fiction for boys, I have never heard so more praise than I have for books written by G.A. Henty.  G.A. Henty lived from 1832-1902.  This book series is geared for boys ages 14 and older.  To learn more about Henty, visit:

Here is the 70-volume Henty Library organized by chronological order:

Ancient History:

  • 1250 B.C. Egypt / The Cat of Bubastes
  • 265-30 B.C.  Rome / The young Carthaginian: A story of the times of Hannibal
  • 0061 England / Beric the Briton
  • 0070 Jerusalem / For the Temple

The Middle Ages:

  • 0870 Denmark / The Dragon and the Raven
  • 1066 England / Wulf the Saxon
  • 1190 Europe & the Middle East / Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades
  • 1314 UK / In Freedom’s Cause / William Wallace and Robert the Bruce
  • 1340 England / St. George for England
  • 1380 Venice, Italy / The Lion of St. Mark
  • 1400 England / Both Sides of the Border: A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower
  • 1415 England / At Agincourt
  • 1480 A Knight of the White Cross

Reformation and Exploration:

  • 1519 Aztec Empire / By Right of Conquest
  • 1570 France / St. Bartholomew’s Eve
  • 1579 By Pike and Dyke
  • 1580 Under Drake’s Flag
  • 1588 By England’s Aid

Wars of Religion and Succession:

  • 1630 The Lion of the North
  • 1640 Won by the Sword
  • 1650 Friends though Divided
  • 1666 When London Burned
  • 1669 In the Hands of the Malays
  • 1690 Orange and Green
  • 1700 A Jacobite Exile
  • 1705 The Bravest of the Brave
  • 1710 In the Irish Brigade
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie

Colonial Disruptions and Competition:

  • 1759 With Wolfe in Canada
  • 1760 With Fredrick the Great
  • 1776 True to the Old Flag
  • 1780 Held Fast for England
  • 1786 With Clive in India

The Napoleonic Era:

  • 1793 In the Reign of Terror
  • 1795 By Conduct and Courage
  • 1795 No Surrender
  • 1795 The Tiger of Mysore
  • 1798 At Aboukir and Acre
  • 1800 At the Point of the Bayonet
  • 1800 Condemned as a Nihilist
  • 1807 Through the Fray
  • 1810 The Young Buglers
  • 1810 Under Wellington’s Command
  • 1812 Through Russian Snows

Indian Troubles and Neighbors’ Wars:

  • 1820 With Cochrane The Dauntless
  • 1824 On the Irrawaddy
  • 1832 In the Hands of the Cave Dwellers
  • 1833 The Treasure of the Incas
  • 1835 With the British Legion
  • 1840 To Herat and Cabul

The Victorian Era:

  • 1850 Through the Sikh War
  • 1851 Out on the Pampas
  • 1854 Jack Archer
  • 1856 In Times of Peril
  • 1861 USA / With Lee in Virginia
  • 1861 In the Heart of the Rockies
  • 1865 A Final Reckoning
  • 1865 Out with Garibaldi
  • 1867 The March to Magdala
  • 1870 Maori and Settler
  • 1870 The Young Franc-Tireurs
  • 1873 By Sheer Pluck
  • 1873 The March to Coomasie
  • 1878 For Name and Fame
  • 1880 The Young Colonists
  • 1885 The Dash for Khartoum
  • 1888 Sturdy and Strong
  • 1896 Through Three Campaigns
  • 1898 With Kitchner in the Soudan
  • 1899 With Buller in Natal
  • 1900 With the Allies to Peking

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