16th Century

Bedtrick

By Jinny Webber - Published 2021

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London, 1599-1603. Alexander (Sander) Cooke plays female roles in Shakespeare’s company, but she has a secret: she is a woman. To escape ...Read Review

I, Master Shakespeare

By David Lawrence-Young - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

Written in the form of William Shakespeare’s autobiography, the novel tells his life story from his birth in April 1564 to his death ...Read Review

The Queen’s Spy

By Clare Marchant - Published 2021

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Mystery/Crime

In 2021, photojournalist Mathilde is used to living alone in her converted ambulance, so nothing prepares her for discovering she has a family and ...Read Review

Medici: Legacy (Masters of Florence, 3)

By Matteo Strukul - By Richard McKenna (trans.) - Published 2021

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Mystery/Crime

When Francis, heir to the throne of France, is found dead, many at the French court use the opportunity to make political mischief ...Read Review

The Keening: A Mystery of Gaelic Ireland

By Anne Emery - Published 2021

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Mystery/Crime

The Keening opens in Enniskillen, Ireland, in 1595, then moves to the same place in contemporary times. In both past and present, the property ...Read Review

The Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland

By James Charles Roy - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

Philip Sidney, Humphrey Gilbert, Walter Raleigh, Edmund Spenser, the Earl of Essex, Frances Walsingham (the spymaster’s daughter) and many other illustrious Elizabethans ...Read Review

The King’s Anatomist: The Journey of Andreas Vesalius

By Ron Blumenfeld - Published 2021

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Mystery/Crime

Jan van den Bossche has been the best friend of anatomist Andreas Vesalius since childhood. The two are “astral twins,” sharing a birthday ...Read Review

Europe’s Babylon: The Rise and Fall of Antwerp’s Golden Age

By Michael Pye - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

Antwerp? Great city of the Renaissance? Yes, as important in its own way as Florence, Venice, and Rome. In this engaging, deeply researched, ...Read Review

The Queen’s Men (An Agents of the Crown Novel, 2)

By Oliver Clements - Published 2021

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Mystery/CrimeThriller

One night in 1577, as Elizabeth I’s royal train proceeds through a forest, masked gunmen empty their arquebuses at her carriage and flee ...Read Review

The Artist and the Eternal City: Bernini, Pope Alexander VII, and The Making of Rome

By Loyd Grossman - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

When asked to name an artist who contributed to Rome’s beauty, Michelangelo is probably the first that comes to mind. Here Loyd ...Read Review

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