15th Century

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

1415: Henry V’s Year of Glory

By Ian Mortimer - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

Although this is not a novel, it certainly reads like one. Written in diary form, it covers the events of the year of 1415; ...Read Review

The Gutenberg Revolution

By John Man - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

At the age of twelve I wrote in a school essay that Johann Gutenberg was the inventor of printing, only to be told ...Read Review

The Book of the Maidservant

By Rebecca Barnhouse - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

After young Johanna’s mother dies and her family falls apart, she is sent to be a serving girl to Margery Kempe of ...Read Review

Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North

By Alex Rutherford - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureBiographical Fiction

Raiders from the North is the first in a quintet of novels chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul Empire. The story ...Read Review

The Tudor Rose

By Margaret Campbell Barnes - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

“It is strange how many want to sit in the king’s seat even though it’s so uncomfortable.” From the mouths of ...Read Review

Knight of Desire

By Margaret Mallory - Published 2009

Genres:

Romance

Knight of Desire, the first novel of a planned series entitled All the King’s Men, is set in England and Wales in 1405. ...Read Review

The Stolen Voice

By Pat McIntosh - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Sidhean (Sheean) is a local hill where the Good Neighbours dwell, so when 12-year-old David Drummond, a chorister, vanished from that very ...Read Review

The White Queen

By Phillipa Gregory - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Gregory’s newest entry is all about Elizabeth Woodville, told in her voice and with a few twists and turns. Elizabeth is a ...Read Review

The Treasures of Venice

By Loucinda McGary - Published 2009

Genres:

Romance

Ah, Romance! Loucinda McGary’s second ultra-romantic novel, set in a sultry modern-day Venice, has all the requisites of a frothy by-the-pool read: ...Read Review