The order of events in a tale is the most crucial part. There is no tale without a storyline. Without a story, even the most interesting events would be meaningless. History is full of fascinating people and events but they all mean nothing unless they're connected to something larger than themselves.
History is also filled with tragedy and injustice but it's important not to get distracted by these negative aspects of human nature. It's true that many terrible things have been done in the name of politics or religion but the past three centuries or so have seen the beginning of a more rational age where violence is used less for political purposes and more out of necessity. We can only hope that this trend will continue.
As for the key elements in history, you need a context: an event that happens early on in a story tends to be trivial compared to one that comes later. For example, the French Revolution was just a civil war between two royal families who happened to be members of the same country. If we were to tell its entire story from start to finish then we would have to go back nearly 200 years before Christ even arrived. The Roman Empire was another huge entity that existed long before France had any memory of being independent.
According to the article "7 Aspects of Historical Fiction," fiction writers must cover seven critical elements in general: character, dialogue, setting, topic, narrative, conflict, and world-building. The characters might be based on actual or imagined people. They should be well developed, with distinct personalities and attitudes toward life. The writer should also give them a history before the start of the story; this is called establishing context.
The setting should be as accurate as possible. It can be a specific time period or a generic one. If it's a specific time period, then historical events that occur within the story should happen during those years too. For example, if the story takes place in Rome in AD 100, then there should be some sort of event that takes place in Rome during that time frame (such as an earthquake). History books will help you find out what happened during these times.
The topic of the story should be related to history. This could be anything from royal marriages to military campaigns. Even stories about everyday people who do amazing things. These people should be historians in their own right so they can add something new to the topic. For example, H.G. Wells added science fiction to history by imagining what would have happened if Thomas Edison had not invented the phonograph.
Historical narratives are the language and structural structure that allows humans to arrange the "course of time" in a logical fashion, providing everyday life a temporal frame and a historical orientation matrix. Without this ability, history would be nothing more than a series of events with no order, no connection between them, and no meaning.
Narrative history tries to explain what happened by telling a story, which often involves people, places, or things. Historians use evidence from primary sources (written documents from the period) as well as secondary sources (books written about the past) to write their histories.
All historical narratives are stories, but not all stories are historical narratives. A novel, for example, is usually constructed using historical facts as a framework but including other elements (such as imagination) that prevent it from being considered history.
The term "narrative history" was first used by the German historian Jacob Burckhardt in 1845. He believed that without a guiding narrative our understanding of history would be too subjective to be useful.
In modern historiography, the study of history, narratives play an important role. It is through narratives that we can understand how people thought about the past and present, why they did what they did.