16th Century

Rival Queens: The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots

By Kate Williams - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

This very readable and fast-paced biography relates the story of Mary Stuart in a fresh and engaging way. As in any book on ...Read Review

Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England

By Kate Hubbard - Published 2018Published 2019

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Nonfiction

Devices and Desires explores the life of Bess of Hardwick and of her great building projects, especially the still-extant Hardwick Hall. It is ...Read Review

Patriot or Traitor: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh

By Anna Beer - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

It’s said that good non-fiction should be as gripping as a tense murder-mystery. With this fascinating biography, Anna Beer has indeed met ...Read Review

Mistress Spy

By Pamela Mingle - Published 2018

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In 1570, Madeleine Vernon is caught up in the hostilities and paranoia between Queen Elizabeth l of England and Mary, Queen of Scots. Imprisoned ...Read Review

The Path to Somerset (The Seymour Saga) (Volume 2)

By Janet Wertman - Published 2018

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Saga

The Path to Somerset is the second book in the Seymour Saga. The novel covers the career of Edward Seymour, starting in March 1539, ...Read Review

The Inquisitor’s Niece

By Erika Rummel - Published 2018

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Alonso Malki is a convert to Christianity whose father has been condemned by the Inquisition for relapsing into Judaism. Fearful that his father’...Read Review

Katharina: Deliverance

By Margaret Skea - Published 2017

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Biographical Fiction

This is an engrossing tale about the life of Katharina von Bora, the wife of Martin Luther, the controversial priest who defied the ...Read Review

The Golden Lynx (Legends of the Five Directions)

By C. P. Lesley - Published 2018

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In 1534 Russia, Nasan, the 16-year-old daughter of a Tatar khan, witnesses the vendetta murder of her brother, only to be married into the ...Read Review

The Chef’s Secret

By Crystal King - Published 2019

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Renaissance Italy, 1577. Bartolomeo Scappi has died. The famed chef of several popes and orchestrator of the most lavish banquets known to Rome, Scappi ...Read Review

Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance

By Donna DiGiuseppe - Published 2019

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Biographical Fiction

What reader could not fall in love with a heroine—a female Renaissance painter, no less—as she strives to preserve the artistic ...Read Review

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