15th Century

Agincourt

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2009 (US)

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

Agincourt is a stunning ride through the battle best known from Shakespeare’s Henry V. Through the eyes of archer Nicholas Hook, I ...Read Review

A Secret Alchemy

By Emma Darwin - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2009 (US)

Genres:

Literary

A Secret Alchemy is a book of three parts and three voices. First there is Una Pryor, brought up, after the death of ...Read Review

The Miracles of Prato

By Laura Morowitz - By Laurie Albanese - Published 2009

Genres:

Romance

Set in 15th-century Italy, The Miracles of Prato relates the fictionalized story of the scandalous romance between real-life Renaissance painter and Carmelite monk ...Read Review

The King’s Grace

By Anne Easter Smith - Published 2009

Genres:

Romance

Grace Plantagenet is a bastard child of King Edward IV and, after his death, finds her way to the household of Edward’s ...Read Review

Crown in Candlelight

By Rosemary Hawley Jarman - Published 2008

Genres:

Biographical FictionRomance

Originally published in 1978, Crown in Candlelight covers a tumultuous period of English and French history between 1405 and 1461. This is the story of Katherine ...Read Review

The King’s Grey Mare

By Rosemary Hawley Jarman - Published 2008

Genres:

Biographical FictionRomance

Elizabeth Woodville, young and unbelievably beautiful, finds favor at the court of her mother’s cousin, Marguerite of Anjou. Catching the eye of ...Read Review

The Red Apple

By Jonathan Levitan - Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

A Thracian boy is conscripted into the Ottoman Janissaries. The author presents something of the life course of soldiers in this elite corps ...Read Review

Signora Da Vinci

By Robin Maxwell - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

An imaginative speculation on the life of Caterina, Leonardo da Vinci’s mother, this first-person account begins in 1452, when a tryst with a ...Read Review

Vlad: The Last Confession

By C.C. Humphreys - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

  To undertake the tale of Vlad Dracul, known as the Impaler, a 15th-century Wallachian prince whose savage battle to defend his kingdom ...Read Review

The Siege

By Ismail Kadare (trans. David Bellos) - Published 2008

Genres:

EpicLiteraryMilitary

The Ottoman Empire during the 15th century lays siege to a Christian fortress on a plain surrounded by the mountains of Albania. The ...Read Review