15th Century

A Play of Treachery

By Margaret Frazer - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

As an actor with a traveling company, Joliffe has played many roles. But when the Bishop Beaufort asks him to play the spy, ...Read Review

The Founding

By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - Published 2010

Genres:

Saga

Fifteenth-century England was a time of tremendous change. As the Wars of the Roses raged on, a new middle class emerged, comprised mainly ...Read Review

By Fire, By Water

By Mitchell James Kaplan - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

In 1492, three events would change Iberia and change the world: Isabella and Ferdinand’s reconquest of Muslim Granada, the expulsion of the Jews ...Read Review

Knight of Pleasure

By Margaret Mallory - Published 2009

Genres:

Romance

Noblewomen of the early 1400s are accustomed to being political pawns in dynastic struggles. Isobel’s father wed her as a child to ...Read Review

Prisoner of the Inquisition

By Theresa Breslin - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Set in 15th-century Spain at the height of the Inquisition, this novel skilfully weaves a complex plot of punishment, death and betrayal with ...Read Review

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

By Jack Weatherford - Published 2010

Genres:

Nonfiction

Genghis Khan, feminist? Not exactly. For one thing, he had four wives at a time. However, he is quoted as saying “Let us ...Read Review

The India Road

By Peter Wibaux - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureEpic

As a small country with a population of less than one million in the 1490s, Portugal seems to be an unlikely candidate to ...Read Review

O, Juliet

By Robin Maxwell - Published 2010

Genres:

Romance

Maxwell delivers a mesmerizing retelling of the famous star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, in her latest novel, set in Italy at the beginning ...Read Review

Sent: The Missing

By Margaret Peterson Haddix - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young AdultTime-slip

In this sequel to Found, four 21st-century teens find themselves transported to the 15th century. Two of the boys, Chip and Alex, discover ...Read Review

1492: The Year the World Began

By Felipe Ferńandez-Armesto - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

Nonfiction

Felipe Ferńandez-Armesto’s contention in 1492: The Year the World Began is that in the titular year events occurred that shaped the global ...Read Review