15th Century

The Crollalanzas

By Jayne Fresina - Published 2020

Genres:

Literary

In Renaissance Venice, the Crollalanzas, a mother and her three daughters, are herbalists and midwives. Viola, the eldest twin, paints portraits on commission. ...Read Review

A Ceiling Made of Eggshells

By Gail Carson Levine - Published 2020

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Loma loves taking care of her young nieces and nephews—her “littles.” More than anything else, she wants to be a Mamá with ...Read Review

The Colour of Shadows (Sebastian Foxley Medieval Mystery)

By Toni Mount - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

A young white-haired boy is found dead in the workshop behind Sebastian Foxley’s home and scrivener’s establishment in 1479 London. Days later ...Read Review

Divine Heretic

By Jaime Lee Moyer - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

I have a confession to make; I’ve always hated the mealy-mouthed Joan of Arc of legend, the Maid of Orleans who was ...Read Review

The Beauty and the Terror: The Italian Renaissance and the Rise of the West

By Catherine Fletcher - Published 2020

Genres:

Nonfiction

The Beauty and the Terror captures, in increments of topical chapters, a place and time whose global influence—economic, religious, political, and artistic—...Read Review

The Master’s Apprentice: A Retelling of the Faust Legend

By Oliver Pötzsch - Published 2020

Genres:

Pötzsch’s popular Hangman’s Daughter series of historical mysteries has reached eight volumes, but the prolific author switches gears in this ...Read Review

Celestina’s Burnings

By Annemarie Schiavi Pedersen - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Witch-hunting was common in 15th-century Florence. It could conveniently be combined with another favourite activity—bonfires. Once caught, tried and tortured witches were ...Read Review

Rogue Malory

By Helen - By Maskew - Published 2018

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The writing of Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur as if told by Monty Python. From his cell in Newgate Prison ...Read Review

The Lady of the Ravens (Queens of the Tower, Book 1)

By Hickson - By Joanna - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Joan Vaux, a servant to Elizabeth of York, wife of King Henry VII, is the “lady of the ravens”. The novel follows the ...Read Review

The Borgia Confessions

By Alyssa Palombo - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This is Alyssa Palombo’s fourth novel and, like her first two, this one takes place in Italy. Set during the Renaissance, it ...Read Review

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