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By John Cowper Powys -
Originally published in 1940, this grandly written epic recounts the adventures of Rhisiart, a 15th century Oxford student who returns to the land ...Read Review
By Josephine Allen -
Princess Zoë of Byzantium, niece of Emperor Constantine Palaeologus Dragases, is the focus of this overlong novel, set against the backdrop of the ...Read Review
By Brian Wainwright -
Moving from a sublime Ricardian novel to an hysterically funny one, Wainwright’s Alianore Audley holds a place in my heart. What an ...Read Review
By Meredith Whitford -
When I consider all the books I’ve read where Edward IV and Richard III have been the primary focus (including Alianore Audley, ...Read Review
By R. Garcia y Robertson -
This is the second book about Robyn Stafford, formerly of Hollywood, California, who is “currently” living in 1460 England. In the previous book, Knight ...Read Review
By C.L. Grace -
There is no question that C.L. Grace, or Paul Doherty (or any other of his pseudonyms), is a prolific writer who chooses ...Read Review
By M. E. Cooper -
The guildspeople of 15th century Bologna are well respected and well organized. Among these is widow Avisa Baglatoni, an accomplished locksmith, who violates ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
This twelfth installment of the Dame Frevisse historical mystery series is a testament to the popularity and excellence of Margaret Frazer’s writing. ...Read Review
By Paula Simonds Zabka -
Subtitled “A Story of the Last Plantagenets,” this is a fictionalized account of the rise and fall of Edward IV, the rise of ...Read Review
By James McKean -
Matt O’Brien works for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When we meet him, he is restoring an old Italian painting that he ...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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