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By Edward Marston -
William the Conqueror’s Commissioners, on their nationwide progress to investigate irregularities in the property census, arrive in Exeter just as there’s ...Read Review
1085, and Ralph Delchard leads a team of commissioners investigating land ownership for William the Conqueror’s Great Survey. He arrives at his lodgings ...Read Review
The investigative commission of the Royal census, headed by Ralph Delchard and Gervaise Bret, enters Norwich city to a warm welcome from sheriff ...Read Review
By Stuart Rudge -
Much of Hispania in the 11th century is under the domination of Islamic Moors while a few small, squabbling, Christian kingdoms precariously survive ...Read Review
On their Royal Commission to investigate, ah, irregularities in the Royal census, the very able team of Delchard, Bret, Canon Hubert, and clerk ...Read Review
By Laurent Binet -
The book opens in AD 1000. Freydis Eriksdottir, Erik the Red’s daughter, leads a band of Viking warriors who travel as far as ...Read Review
Antonio Perez is the younger son of a brave knight and warlord, but he prefers to study holy texts and contemplate the world ...Read Review
By Joy Lanzendorfer - By Narek Malian -
Published 2020Published 2021
Point Zero tells three separate stories concurrently. Although they are intercut with each other, they deal with different people at different times and ...Read Review
By Paula Lofting -
This is the second book in Paula Lofting’s Sons of the Wolf series, first published in 2016 and now republished in revised and ...Read Review
England, 1086. In the author’s fifth Domesday adventure, we follow Ralph Delchard, a Norman soldier, and Gervase Bret, a talented lawyer, who work ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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