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MERLIN / ARTHUR FICS: historical AUs. From Antiquity to the 20th century.

Note: I’m sure not all historical AUs are included here. It can be quite hard to find some fics due to a difference in/lack of tagging. If you know of a fic that should be in this list, but isn’t, please don’t hesitate to let me know or submit it to the blog. Thank you.
(more than 130 fics under the ‘read more’)

Theory of Evolution, by cornmouse (prehistory)
And Into Plowshares (the homecoming remix), by i_claudia 
Gladiator, by kathkin
Haelend (Healer), by Reiya_Wakayama
Knossos, 1425 BC, by kathkin
Long Way From Feeling Like Home, A, by LSH
Pharaoh, by writteninhaste
Of Goats and Gods, by AHaresBreath
Six Seeds, by chronikles
Such a Vast Multitude, by xenakis
With Fire & Sword, by glim


Wind Was Blowing, Time Stood Still, Eagle Flew Out Of the Night, by burningqueen (5th c.)
Mellan Sommar Och Höst (Between Summer and Autumn), by goetterdamerung (6th c.)
Viking’s Slave, by rotrude (8th c.)
Nemo Vir Est Qui Mundum Non Reddat, by writteninhaste (12th c. Crusades)
Thistledown, by Violette_Royale (12th c.)

Jehanne, by Violette_Royale (15th c.)
Elizabethan AU, by glim (16th c.)
Greensleeves, by rotrude (16th c.)
And They Should Be Among the People, by corvus_noir (17th c.)
I Want to Wake Up in Amsterdam (the Golden Age remix), by glim (17th c.)
Mynele (Desire), by Itar94 (17th c.)
Stage Beauty, by anon (17th c.)
When Merlin’s Tree Shall Tumble Down, by burningqueen (17th c.)
World Turned Upside Down, The, by glim (17th c.)

Bring Hell and High Water, by springinstep
Pirate and the Commodore, The, by patsy_pants

And For You I Bloom, by Deminos
Check/Mate, by i_claudia
Days Old and Days To Be, by Rosie_Rues
Fall of Toulon, The, by rotrude
Fucking Tradition, by hermette
Gentleman of Quality, by valderys
Gossip, Tea Parties and Romances, by rotrude
Keep It Secret, by shiny_starlight
Lark, The, by thalialunacy
New Doctor, The, by rotrude
Question of Liberty, A (colonial America), by riventhorn
Reconquering Paradise, by givemethebook
Rifles, by julesoh
Scandalous Friendship, A, by shiny_starlight
Second Chance, A, by Thursday_Next
Times That Try, by i_claudia
Waves Clasp One Another, The, by ravenflight21
Yet the Man Would At Once Get Away With Your Heart, by nu_breed

Blank Canvas, by rotrude
Casebook, The, by baba_writes
Drawn To Any Good (or, The Education of Lord Arthur Pendragon), by chibirhm
Gentlemen of Quality, by i_claudia
Gibraltar May Tumble (part historical, part modern!AU), by shes_gone
In the Dust and the Shadows, (western), by LolaFeist
Lingering Trace of Smoke, A, by Nightfox
Meet Me in Mayerling, by rotrude
Moon Over Bourbon Street, by rotrude
One of Us, by valderys
Piano, The, by fishwrites
Scandal of Royal Proportion, A, by PlaneJane
Telegraph Boy, The, by corilannam
To a Wild Rose, by raspberry-pop
Web, by flammablehat
Werewolf of London, by fablesandhearts
What’s In a Name?, by neuroticnick


At Swim, Two Boys, by s_k
Destiny That Darkly Hide Us, by Nympha_Alba
Entail, The, by rotrude
Gentleman, Burglar, by rotrude
Learning To Drive, by slightlytookish
Night Sky Changing Overhead, by flammablehat
Play On, by giselleslash
Salt, Water, My Wounds, by ohwhimsy

Hopes Profound, by alba17
Feel It In Your Skin, by Nightfox
In War, There Are No Unwounded Soldiers, by giselleslash
Leaves You, Alone, by pixieblues
One Last Time, by nyargles
Poppies For Young Men, by rotrude
Tender Comrade, by fr333bird
trrrnch (smiles, smile, smile), by joan_waterhouse

My Fair Arty, by batgurl88 (1917ish, non-war)
All the Promises You Hold, by giselleslash
Lord Is My Shepherd, The, by ColorWheel
Only Yesterday, by riventhorn (series)
Paris in the Spring, by graspthethorn
Stamboul Train, by significantowl
Stripping Away, by nyargles
When Death Is Only the Beginning. (How the Bainbridge Scholars Were Mistaken.), by rotrude

Camelot Noir, lalunanocturnal (40s)
Home For Christmas, by rotrude (40s)
Masquerade, by alba17 (30s)
Nothing Linear About You, by Ceebee (30s)
Of All the Gin Joints In All the World, by rotrude (40s)
Where the Shadows Cease, by miakun (30s)
You and the Night and the Music, by Thursday_Next (30s)

Brave Toy Lions, by xaves
Come Back (You Were Suppose To), by nomx_bunny
* Every Single Night We Fight, by SevlinRiplay
Fragments, by ofvanity
Knights of the Air, by riventhorn
Men For All Seasons, by new_kate
One In Six, by riventhorn
Peace Was a Foreign Concept, by hawkeye
Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions, The, by writteninhaste
Something Worth fighting For, by TheAvalonian
Tomorrow’s Dust, by i_claudia
* Warsaw Posting, The, by rotrude
We Carry the Dead In Our Hands, by i_claudia

Behind Closed Doors, by anon (50s)
Give Me Just a Taste, by cait_roswen (50s)
As It Ever Was (or, Arthur and Merlin Do Woodstuck), by waldorph (60s)
Can’t Buy Me Love, by shes_gone (60s)
Shake Your Windows and Rattle Your Walls, by Rosie_Rues (60s)
Time Of Our Live, The, by maidentashincamelot (60s)
We Are Stardust, We Are Golden, by burningqueen (60s)
We’ll Take Manhattan, by lachatblanche (60s)

Always Crashing In the Same Car, by glim (70s)
Cyclical, by anon (70s)
What They Call Rock and Roll, by Trojie (70s)
You Should Be Dancing, by glim (70s)
[ Untitled ], by anon (80s)
Together We Are Stronger, by Violette_Royale (80s)
Coming Up, by Thursday_Next (90s)
Could It Be Magic?, by PlaneJane (90s)
Destiny Calling, by sophieisgod (90s)
Fame and Fortune, by melusinahp (90s)
Snapshots: Summer 1999, by glim (90s)
Step By Step, by eldee (90s)
This Hide-and-Seek Makes Me an Addict: A Most Excellent Tale in Four Parts, by syllic (90s)

Children of the Sea, by Dani (pirate)
Cultivation and Growth, by srin
From Above, by briar_pipe
Gold and Glory, Heart and Home, by Footloose (western)
High Seas, by Reika_Wakayama (pirate)
Name and Business (Outlaw Song), by kaizoku
Pirate, by ella_bane (pirate)
Romance and Cigarettes On the High Seas, by lassroyale
Southern Comfort, by flammablehat
Suns of Silver, Waves of Pearls, by Saucery
Thought the Legends Cannot Be Trusted, by burningqueen
True North, by kroki_refur (several time periods)
Virginia Heat, by millionstar
We Deserve Much Better Than We’ve Had, by skeletonwords (pirate)
What We Tell Ourselves, by emjayelle (several time periods)
You’re My Land, Ahoy, by emjayelle (pirate)
Your Heart Be Also, by teprometo (pirate)
thank you to thisbirdhasflown on LJ for her incredible Historical AU rec list that allowed me to find a lot of these. It’s amazing.

MERLIN / ARTHUR FICS:
historical AUs. From Antiquity to the 20th century.

Note: I’m sure not all historical AUs are included here. It can be quite hard to find some fics due to a difference in/lack of tagging. If you know of a fic that should be in this list, but isn’t, please don’t hesitate to let me know or submit it to the blog. Thank you.

(more than 130 fics under the ‘read more’)

  • Jehanne, by Violette_Royale (15th c.)

thank you to thisbirdhasflown on LJ for her incredible Historical AU rec list that allowed me to find a lot of these. It’s amazing.

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