16th Century

Ritual of Fire (Cesare Aldo series, 3)

By D. V. Bishop - Published 2023



This is the third book to feature Cesare Aldo, an officer of Florence’s criminal court. As the title suggests, heat is at ...Read Review

The Ghost Theatre

By Mat Osman - Published 2023


Historical Fantasy

In a fantastical yet mostly recognizable Elizabethan London, teenage Shay, a member of a bird-worshipping religion, joins up with a troupe of boy ...Read Review

The Apostates (The Seton Chronicles Book 3)

By V E H Masters - Published 2022


Antwerp, 1549: Mainard, a converso married to Bethia, a Scots Catholic, prepares to move his family to Venice. Ultimately, Bethia, her brother Will (a ...Read Review

The Queen’s Player: The Lost Years of William Shakespeare Book 2

By Anthony R Wildman - Published 2022


The Queen’s Player is the second in a trilogy, The Lost Years of William Shakespeare, set during the golden age of Elizabethan ...Read Review

A Woman of Influence: The Spectacular Rise of Alice Spencer in Tudor England

By Vanessa Wilkie - Published 2023



This gripping biography shines a light on the turbulent life of a hidden woman in history – Alice Spencer, an ancestor of Princess Diana. ...Read Review

The Sinner’s Mark: Volume 6 (The Jackdaw Mysteries)

By S. W. Perry - Published 2023



This is sixth in Perry’s Elizabethan Jackdaw Mysteries series, and we know Nicholas Shelby, Bianca, Rose and Ned from the earlier books. ...Read Review

The Forenoon Bride

By Jeffrey Hantover - Published 2023


In 1591 England, young Elizabeth Hilliard falls deeply in love with William Bateman, son of an aristocratic Norwich family, unbeknownst to him. She begins ...Read Review

The African Samurai: The Incredible Story of Yasuke

By Craig Shreve - Published 2023



An African child is taken by slavers. His ‘ownership’ is sold to Indian merchants. He is trained to fight, and kill, and forget ...Read Review

The Heretic’s Servant

By Deanne Adams - Published 2022


Molly is servant to the Sherbourne Family and has cared for her beloved mistress, Kate, since they were both little more than children, ...Read Review

Alchemy (Giordano Bruno, Book 7)

By S. J. Parris - Published 2023



1588. Giordano Bruno finds himself in Prague at the request of both Elizabeth I’s spymaster, Walsingham, and his old friend and colleague, Dr ...Read Review

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