16th Century

The Pasha of Cuisine: A Novel

By Saygin Ersin (trans. Mark David Wyers) - Published 2018

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Ottoman Empire, 16th century: a sumptuous feast is held in a rich merchant’s home for two of the most powerful servants of ...Read Review

Shakespeare and the Resistance: The Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the Poems that Challenged Tudor Tyranny

By Clare Asquith - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

The title says it all! Between 1534 and 1594, Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy changed the face and internal fabric of England. The rejection ...Read Review

The Fall of a Sparrow

By Dan Scannell - Published 2018

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Numerous theories exist regarding the authorship of William Shakespeare’s plays and poems. Contemporary historian Michael Devon finds a journal written by Henry ...Read Review

Patriot or Traitor: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh

By Anna Beer - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

The man Beer describes as “a true Renaissance man” had a tenuous place in society—birth date unknown—as the fifth son of ...Read Review

A Murder By Any Name: An Elizabethan Spy Mystery

By Suzanne M. Wolfe - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

In this series debut, younger noble son Nicholas Holt, soldier and spy for William Cecil, is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of ...Read Review

A Missed Murder: A Tudor Mystery (Bloody Mary Mystery)

By MICHAEL JECKS - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

Jack Blackjack is an assassin working for the historic John Blount, although Jack is squeamish around blood. He became an assassin because he ...Read Review

The Lopez Affair

By Ann Swinfen - Published 2017

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Adventure

In this 9th volume in the Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, set in the late 1500s, Queen Elizabeth I reigns successfully in England. Many ...Read Review

The Angel’s Mark

By S. W. Perry - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

When I started this book it had, to my mind, multiple strikes against it: it was long, it was written in the present ...Read Review

Apricots and Wolfsbane

By K.M. Pohlkamp - Published 2017

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Mystery/Crime

There aren’t many opportunities for educated women in Tudor England outside of the convent or royal court, but twenty-something Lavinia Maude carves ...Read Review

The 13: Ashi-niswi

By Lorin R. Robinson - Published 2018

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The 13 takes place in the time before time, the time before white men came to Gichigami (Lake Superior), the time when Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) ...Read Review

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