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By Ian Mortimer -
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
By John Man -
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
By Rebecca Barnhouse -
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
By Alex Rutherford -
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
By Margaret Campbell Barnes -
“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
By Margaret Mallory -
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
By Pat McIntosh -
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
By Phillipa Gregory -
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
By Loucinda McGary -
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
By Christopher Harris -
In the Italian city of Ancona in 1464, Pope Pius II dies. His mostly loyal English servant Thomas Deerham uses this as an ...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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