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By Cassandra Clark -
This fourth installment featuring Abbess Hildegard is set during the tumultuous times of the reign of Richard II in the 14th century. The ...Read Review
By Lindsay Townsend -
1349. In order to escape Giles, their brutal overlord, Edith of Warren Hamlet disguises herself as a princess of Cathay and the members of ...Read Review
By Susanna Gregory -
Dead ends and red herrings are as frustrating as York’s interminable rain in Susanna Gregory’s 17th chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew. It ...Read Review
By MICHAEL JECKS -
Here is a tale about the costs of remaining loyal when the tides of favor imprison King Edward II, while his queen, Isabella, ...Read Review
By Stephen O’Shea -
Our modern sensibilities are frequently so offended by the attitudes of previous centuries that we minimize the importance of standing firm against corruption ...Read Review
By Tim Hodkinson -
During the troubled reign of Edward II, former Knight Templar Richard Savage has been left to rot in a dungeon. He is unexpectedly ...Read Review
By David Pilling -
The very grimness of this novel of the last year of the reign of Edward II is one of its best features. The ...Read Review
By Eithne Massey -
The Silver Stag is a historical adventure set in Ireland during the 14th century. The story centres on four children in the household ...Read Review
This sixteenth chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew takes place at Cambridge University in the winter of 1358. The traditional rivalry between the colleges and the ...Read Review
By Giulio Leoni -
This novel I found confusing, the plot a bit of a muddle. The cover states that The Crusade of Darkness is a mediaeval ...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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