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Date Posted: 6/5/2011 9:28 AM ET
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Figuratively, anyway!    (Literally   , too, but that's a whole other subject cheeky)

I'm in need of a Historical Hunk to fulfill my HF Challenge.  I've read all of Jamie Fraser and Lord John Grey (cuz I have a huge crush on him , too). 

That said, I'd like to hold nominations to find the Hottest Historical Hunk.  And to be fair to the menfolk in this forum, we can also nominate the Hottest Historical Hunkette.

Please list your fav's with their corresponding author.

ETA: Also state why you consider them hotties, without giving too much of the plot away wink

Have fun!

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Date Posted: 6/5/2011 9:43 AM ET
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You asked for it. devil

Crispin Guest from Jeri Westerson's books.  I like Crispin because he needs some one to be on his side.

Nathanial Bonner from the Into The Wilderness series by Sara Donati  Why beacause his is very much like Jamie Fraser and if I was in the wilderness I would like to have a man who could feed me and keep me safe and warm.

Justin de Quincey from Sharon Penman's mystery series.    This goes for all of Penman's hero's she just writes great men, men whom you would want to belong to.  Honorable, capable and jugding by her restrained love scenes still smokin' hot in the sack!

Ranulf Fitzroy, When Christ and His Saints Slept  by Sharon Penman 

Llewelyn Here Be Dragons by SKP

Simon de Montfort, Falls the Shadow by SKP

Llewelyn the Last  The Reckoning SKP

All of Elizabeth Chadwick  hero's written are  to dies for.  For the same reason's stated above.

Richard Sharp and Uhtred Bernard Cornwell  Now who wouldn't want a man who would take someone apart for messin with his woman or family!


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Date Posted: 6/5/2011 10:45 AM ET
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How about Arthur from the Stephen Lawhead books.  What a hero!

Date Posted: 6/5/2011 10:53 AM ET
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Llewelyn Here Be Dragons by SKP

Simon de Montfort, Falls the Shadow by SKP

Llewelyn the Last  The Reckoning SKP

All of Elizabeth Chadwick  hero's written are  to dies for. 


Ditto that down the line. I'd already read all of them so I had to *settle* for Harold Godwinesson in Helen Hollick's I am the Chosen King.

Date Posted: 6/5/2011 11:24 AM ET
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I'd certainly have to say Ms. Chadwick's William Marshall from both The Perfect Knight and The Scarlet Lion.  He was the perfect description of the dashing and chivalrous knight of the era.  Another couple of choices for me would be Francis Lymond from The Lymond Chronicles and Nicolo VanderPole from The House of Nicolo both by Dorothy Dunnett.  Their flaws as men as just as interesting as their abilities.

Date Posted: 6/5/2011 1:26 PM ET
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Besides all the ones already mentioned:

Nicholas Brisbane from the Lady Julia Grey novels by Deanna Raybourn

Date Posted: 6/5/2011 6:53 PM ET
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Huge sighs for Francis Lymond, Nicolo VanderPole & Nicholas Brisbane (eek !!!) - great candidates Cheryl & Holly!!

Sir Robert Carey from PF Chisholm's mystery series - he is witty & clever, great in battle, most good looking, related to Queen Elizabeth I, with just the right touch of vulnerability & poverty to make him absolutely adorable! This is an amazing series led by one great historical hunk!

Kelly P


Date Posted: 6/5/2011 7:56 PM ET
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I'm liking what I'm seeing, ladies! Keep 'em coming!! I'm going to be reading Niccolo Rising by Dunnett for one of the categories, so I'm glad to see a few of you have nothing but good words for him!!
Date Posted: 6/5/2011 8:41 PM ET
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Robin Hood fron the Angus Donald Outlaw Chronicles. He's a rascal, smart, fearless and all MAN!

Date Posted: 6/5/2011 10:02 PM ET
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Bran from Stephen Lawhead's King Raven Trilogy....stealing from the rich never looked so good! 

Date Posted: 6/5/2011 10:22 PM ET
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Sebastian St. Cyr from the mystery series of the same name by C.S. Harris. I have such a huge crush on him.

Date Posted: 6/12/2011 1:50 PM ET
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Great topic Carolyn!

I got some good suggestions out of this too.

My favorite so far this year has been Sano Ichiro for the Laura Joh Rowland series.  Maybe not your typical hunk, but still a young Samurai who does not back down in the face of adversity.

Date Posted: 6/15/2011 5:00 PM ET
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Darn, I read the subject and thought there might be an old, "gently used" hunk up for grabs devil

:::makes notes for future hunk reading:::

I agree on anything that was played by Sean Bean, which I guess now includes George R. R. Martin's fantasy books, as well as Sharpe.

Date Posted: 6/15/2011 7:45 PM ET
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Speaking of Sean, I just read on MSNBC that he was stabbed outside a pub yesterday...or the day before, but that he is okay.  Crazy man!  Doesn't he know he needs to be more careful??

Date Posted: 6/15/2011 8:15 PM ET
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Yes, in true Sharpe fashion, he was stabbed after he defended his lady's honor. Fortunately for his attacker, he was not wearing his sword.

Date Posted: 6/15/2011 9:01 PM ET
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If he was Eddard Stark, he would have had on his mail. Or boiled leather armor at least. 

Date Posted: 6/16/2011 9:24 AM ET
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I heard he ordered a drink after he was stabbed.  That's hot. devil

I bought the Game of Thrones series just because of Eddard Stark - not necessarily a historical hunk, but a hunk nonetheless!!!  

Date Posted: 6/16/2011 9:30 AM ET
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"Darn, I read the subject and thought there might be an old, "gently used" hunk up for grabs devil"

Don't we all... cheeky

Subject: Sebastian St. Cyr
Date Posted: 7/2/2011 11:28 AM ET
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I just want to second the earlier plug for the Sebastian St. Cyr series, written by C.S. Harris.  I just finished the fourth novel (Where Serpents Sleep) and I have just loved every book so far.  Sebastian is a complex character - he is sexy, a good person . . . but not too good, there is definitely a dangerous side.  Don't get me started on how much I love the Hero Jarvis storyline.  Perfect!

Subject: The 18th century's
Date Posted: 7/2/2011 4:22 PM ET
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In the late 18th century, the man that French women literally drooled over and fought each other to spend time with (day and night) was the elderly Benjamin Franklin.  Check out Robert Lee Hall's series on Ben Franklin investigating murders in London during the mid-18th century.  The series begins with Benjamin Franklin Takes the Case.

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