15th Century

Botticelli’s Muse

By Dorah Blume - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

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

The Colour of Murder

By Toni Mount - Published 2018



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

The Colour of Betrayal

By Toni Mount - Published 2017



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

Richard III: England’s Most Controversial King

By Chris Skidmore - Published 2018



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

Publish and Perish

By Anna Castle - Published 2017



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

Kingmaker: Kingdom Come

By Toby Clements - Published 2017


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 Blood Divided

By James Heneage - Published 2017


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

The Orphan of Florence

By Jeanne Kalogridis - Published 2017


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

False Rumours

By Danae Penn - Published 2017



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

Court of Lions

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