I really enjoyed G.A. Henty’s, “Beric the Briton”, because it is a treasure trove of adventure, and many parts of it actually happened.
Beric the Briton is set in Rome and Britain during the time of the Roman invasion.
If you choose to read this book, you will meet historical figures such as; the most un-Holy Roman Emperor Nero; the brave Iceni Queen, Boadicea; and a few Christians from the Catacombs.
In this story you will also; witness the war between Boadicea and Rome, get a glimpse of life in a gladiator school, meet a lion in the arena, and hold your breath as the hero rescues a damsel in distress.
People who like war stories, history, historical fiction, and adventure would probably enjoy this book, especially if they like the main character to meet real people.
If you would like to read this exciting story yourself, you may download it free from Project Gutenberg.