Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week participants get to choose their top ten characters in the genre of their choice. I am choosing Historical Fiction because I can think of close to thirty off the top of my head!
For purposes of keeping the list to only 10, I am choosing from books that were written in the last 50 years. Otherwise it would be a list full of Jane Austen characters. :)
1. Nefertari from The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
2. Rhea Spencer/Cleopatra from Cleopatra Ascending by Maureen Lipinski
3. Katherine of Aragon from A Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory
4. Nefertiti from Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
5. Bellebelle from Beloved Enemy by Ellen Jones
6. Hanna Schmid from The Woman Who Heard Color by Kelly Jones
7. Josephine from The Secret Life of Josephine by Carolly Erickson
8. Melkorka from Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale by Donna Jo Napoli
9. Lalu/Polly from A Thousand Pieces of Gold by Ruthanne Lum McCunn
10. Beloved from Beloved by Toni Morrison
Sayuri from Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden was a close #11.
If you read historical fiction, what are a couple of your favorite "characters"?