11th Century

Do Not Awaken Love (The Moroccan Empire)

By Melissa Addey - Published 2020


In 1068 Galicia, the 32-year-old Sister Juliana (birth name Isabella) travels from the Convent of the Sacred Way to Santiago de Compostela to collect ...Read Review

The Testament of Leofric the Black: Volume One, 1040-57

By Edward Cartwright Beard - Published 2019



It is 1071, and William the Bastard has taken the Isle of Elig after an 18-month siege. The betrayer is Leofric the Black, or ...Read Review

Eleanor’s Daughter: A Novel of Marie de Champagne

By June Hall McCash - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

McCash brings her scholarship to life with this vivid reimagining of the life of Marie, Countess of Champagne, a patroness of the arts ...Read Review

City of Pearl (An Aelf Fen Mystery)

By Alys Clare - Published 2019



This is Book Nine of the Aelf Fen mystery series, mostly set in 11th-century East Anglia. Lassair, apprentice to the healer and magician ...Read Review

The Convert

By Stefan Hertmans - Published 2019



Vigdis, daughter of a rich Norman nobleman, is brought up in the Christian faith during the 11th century. As a teenager, she falls ...Read Review

Blood Queen (Shakespeare’s Queens 1)

By Joanna Courtney - Published 2019


Blood Queen is the first in a trilogy exploring the ‘real women’ behind Shakespeare’s most notorious queens, beginning with Lady Macbeth. Shakespeare’...Read Review

The Viking Priest: A Saga of Fate, Faith, Adventure, and Love

By Linda Kay Dahlén - Published 2018



Fleeing from home after his father’s death, Brand travels from Sweden to England. He wants to learn more about the god who ...Read Review

Arise Crusader: Book I of the Lotharingian Chronicles

By Val Jensen II - Published 2018



1096 France: young ploughman Anseau of Valois’ rustic but comfortable life is ripped asunder when it becomes known that he loves a local Jewish ...Read Review

The Conqueror

By Aditya Iyengar - Published 2019



Although the novel bears the subtitle “The Thrilling Tale of the King who Mastered the Seas, Rajendra Chola I,” the narrative is told ...Read Review

Imperial Passions: The Porta Aurea

By Eileen Stephenson - Published 2018


The Byzantine Empire of the 11th century is something of a political maze, a complicated, twisting thing where various families vie for power. ...Read Review

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