12th Century

Faithful Unto Death: A Bradecote and Catchpoll Mystery

By Sarah Hawkswood - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the sixth, and most recent, of the Bradecote and Catchpoll murder mystery series, and both our heroes (and their trusty apprentice, ...Read Review

Spindle and Dagger

By J. Anderson Coats - Published 2020

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Coats’ newest historical novel is a penetrating portrait of women’s resilience and how they work through violent trauma. It’s based around ...Read Review

The Saracen: A Tale of Medival Spain

By Lynna Banning - Published 2019

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The Reconquista in 12th-century Spain comes alive in this tale of conflict and love between Christians and Saracens, also called Moors. Young Christian ...Read Review

A Bond Undone (Legends of the Condor Heroes Book 2)

By Gigi Chang (trans.) - By Jin Yong - Published 2020

Genres:

Adventure

Films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon introduced Western audiences to the wuxia genre, in which martial arts meet mythic fantasy and romance in ...Read Review

Lionheart (Richard the Lionheart)

By Ben Kane - Published 2020

Genres:

Adventure

I know Ben Kane as a writer in the Roman era, where his fast-paced, impeccably researched books are a joy to read – especially ...Read Review

Hostage to Fortune (Bradecote & Catchpoll)

By Sarah Hawkswood - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s the time of the Anarchy in 1144; Bradecote is now a wet-behind-the-ears undersheriff, and Catchpoll is the experienced Serjeant tasked with babysitting ...Read Review

Stephen and Matilda’s Civil War: Cousins of Anarchy

By Matthew Lewis - Published 2019

Genres:

Nonfiction

How anarchic was the Anarchy, the long and confused series of civil wars that followed the death of Henry I of England and ...Read Review

The Land Beyond the Sea

By Sharon Kay Penman - Published 2020

Genres:

Saga

Those of us who are hardcore Penman fans have been breathlessly awaiting the release of this sizable tome. True to form, Penman again ...Read Review

The Irish Princess

By Elizabeth Chadwick - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The author brings medieval Ireland alive with her trademark mix of engaging characters, high politics, and romance. As the daughter of an Irish ...Read Review

The Twice-Hanged Man (Medieval Mysteries)

By Priscilla Royal - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is Royal’s fifteenth medieval mystery featuring Prioress Eleanor of Norfolk’s Tyndal Priory. It is autumn, 1282. Eleanor is in the Welsh ...Read Review