15th Century

The Rose of York: Crown of Destiny

By Sandra Worth - Published 2006



In this sequel to the gripping The Rose of York: Love and War, Worth does a beautiful, and succinct, job of retelling the ...Read Review

Brind and the Dogs of War

By Christopher Russell - Published 2005


Children/Young Adult

Brind is no ordinary boy; he was raised with dogs and has a strong bond with the alpha-male mastiff, Glaive. Their master, Sir ...Read Review

Scourge and Fire: Savonarola and Renaissance Italy

By Lauro Martines - Published 2006



The 15th century is ending. In Florence the Magnificent Lorenzo de’Medici is dead. With survivors of his notorious family expelled from the ...Read Review

To the Tower Born

By Robin Maxwell - Published 2005


Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

The disappearance and alleged murder of Edward IV’s young sons in the Tower has fueled centuries of speculation, both in fiction and ...Read Review

A Rose for the Crown

By Anne Easter Smith - Published 2006


Biographical FictionRomance

Kate Haute is a young woman from a lowly background, taken into her uncle’s household and given the great privilege of becoming ...Read Review

It Sleeps In Me

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear - Published 2005



Is it witchcraft or delusional sexual obsession? Set in about 1400 CE, in a pre-Columbian Mississippian culture on Lake Jackson in present-day northern Florida, ...Read Review

The Lion of St. Mark

By Thomas Quinn - Published 2005



In November 1452, in the midst of a raging storm, fifteen-year-old Venetian Marco Soranzo ignores marine officer Antonio Ziani’s orders to stay below ...Read Review

The Royal Diaries: Anacaona, Golden Flower

By Edwidge Danticat - Published 2005


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Anacaona explores the life of a proud, young Taíno woman as she grows into rulership, love, and motherhood. This young adult novel ...Read Review

The Lost Voyage of John Cabot

By Henry Garfield - Published 2004


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

The two sons of John Cabot (born Giovanni Caboto, a real-life merchant of Venice) narrate. While Sebastian remains at home in Bristol and ...Read Review

The Wedding: An Encounter With Jan Van Eyck

By Elizabeth M. Rees - Published 2005


Children/Young Adult

Have you ever wondered about the story behind a painting? You’re not alone. In The Wedding, children’s author Elizabeth Rees brings ...Read Review