16th Century

Emmie and the Tudor King (Hearts and Crowns Book One)

By Natalie Murray - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

A month before senior year ends, Emmie’s history teacher assigns a paper about a Tudor King named Nicholas the First, known as ...Read Review


By Elizabeth Cook - Published 2019



This complex novel is written in three main sections. In the first, we read of how the Ark of the Covenant was captured ...Read Review


By Jo Walton - Published 2019


Historical Fantasy

Characters who live multiple lives are a trend in novels recently, but few are as historically ambitious as this one. Jo Walton imagines (...Read Review

The Catherine Howard Conspiracy

By Alexandra Walsh - Published 2019



The Catherine Howard Conspiracy is an “alternate” tale of Henry VIII’s fifth wife which slips timeframes between the 1500s and the present. ...Read Review

The Heavens

By Sandra Newman - Published 2019



In 2000, Ben meets Kate at an activist’s fancy party in Manhattan, and he is instantly smitten. Kate is ethereal, mysterious, and just ...Read Review

Black Death (A Tudor mystery featuring Christopher Marlowe)

By M.J. Trow - Published 2019



It’s 1592 in London, and playwright/sleuth Christopher Marlowe receives a letter from archenemy Robert Greene shortly after his death to investigate it ...Read Review

Galileo’s Revenge: Or, A Cure for the Itch

By Christopher J T Lewis - Published 2018



Poison is quickly suspected in the sudden fatal illnesses of Francesco de’ Medici, Grand-Duke of Florence, and his duchess at Poggio a Caiano ...Read Review

Pirate Queen: The Legend of Grace O’Malley

By Tony Lee - Published 2019


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Grace O’Malley was lord of the O Maille dynasty in the west of Ireland. The story opens with her childhood, brought up ...Read Review

At the Blue Hour

By Eugenia Zilke (trans.) - By Isabeau Kelm - Published 2019


This is the fictionalized story of Irina, a Roma slave girl in late 16th-century Moldavia who became the mistress of the Voivode Petru ...Read Review

Henry VIII: And the Men Who Made Him

By Tracy Borman - Published 2019



In this biography, Tracy Borman delivers an exhaustive study not only of Henry VIII, but of the men who shaped him as a ...Read Review

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