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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
By Hilda Lewis -
I, Jacqueline is the story of Countess Jacqueline of Bavaria, daughter of Count William VI and sole heir to the throne of ...Read Review
By Vanora Bennett -
Using the point-of-view of a female silk merchant of London, Vanora Bennett, in Figures of Silk, gives readers a unique perspective of ...Read Review
By Trevor Royle -
Published 2008Published 2009
The Wars of the Roses always confused me. So many people, with so many variations of their names, all killing each other. Rarely ...Read Review
This first in a series is the story of Catherine de Valois, daughter of Charles, King of France. Brought up with her younger ...Read Review
By Elle Newmark -
Published 2008Published 2009
In her highly anticipated debut, Elle Newmark faces a daunting task: produce a novel that lives up to the hype surrounding its phenomenal ...Read Review
By Diane A.S. Stuckart -
The year is 1483, and Leonardo da Vinci and his apprentice Dino are asked by Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, to investigate the ...Read Review
By Sandra Worth -
Sandra Worth deftly illuminates the violent and messy political complexities of 15th-century England through the eyes of Elizabeth of York, the wife of ...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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