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By Dorah Blume -
Botticelli’s Muse, the first in Dorah Blume’s trilogy set in Renaissance Florence, begins in 1477, when the artist Sandro Botticelli is dismissed ...Read Review
By Toni Mount -
This is book five in the Sebastian Foxley Medieval Mystery series. Don’t be concerned if you haven’t read the previous four ...Read Review
By Toni Mount -
In 1472, Sebastian Foxley and the goldsmith, Lawrence, visit a tavern on Christmas Eve to initiate the holiday celebration. Becoming intoxicated, Lawrence picks a ...Read Review
By Chris Skidmore -
For a king who has been the subject of so much controversy, Richard III has given rise to surprisingly few popular biographies. With ...Read Review
By Anna Castle -
It is an art to bring the past to life, an art at which Ms Castle excels. Through a myriad of small details, ...Read Review
By Toby Clements -
Kingdom Come is the fourth and final novel in Toby Clements’ Kingmaker series, set during the Wars of the Roses. It continues the ...Read Review
By James Heneage -
By the late 1440s Siward Magoris, varangopoulos of Mistra and trusted officer of Emperor Constantine XI, is used to loss. His whole family ...Read Review
By Jeanne Kalogridis -
It is November 1478, only seven months after the Pazzi conspiracy which took the life of Lorenzo de’ Medici’s brother, Giuliano, in a ...Read Review
By Danae Penn -
In the stormy summer of 1483, the cathedral town of Condom in Gascony is an important centre for pilgrims walking the Compostela route. Belina ...Read Review
By Jane Johnson -
Published 2017Published 2018
In the last decade of the 15th century, a scrap of paper containing a mysterious message was hidden in a wall in the ...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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