16th Century

A House Divided

By Margaret Skea - Published 2015


When this novel opens, Kate Munro has been living undercover for six years. Her husband is in France, fighting for Henri IV – well, ...Read Review


By R J Connor - Published 2015



Richard Longsword, born in Spain of an English father and Spanish mother, has risen to be a respected soldier despite never having known ...Read Review

Secret of the Song

By Cathie Hartigan - Published 2015


Secret of the Song is a romantic thriller split between a modern setting in England and 16th century Italy. The key to the ...Read Review

The Tragickall History of Henry Fowst

By Griselda Heppel - Published 2015


AdventureChildren/Young AdultTime-slip

Loosely based on the mythical story of Faust, The Tragickall History of Henry Fowst opens in England in 1585, and tells the story of ...Read Review

The Pope’s Daughter

By Dario Fo - Published 2015


Biographical FictionLiterary

Lucrezia Borgia was Pope Alexander VI’s daughter. One of the most famous women in history, she was the beautiful victim of her ...Read Review

The Frozen Dream

By Edward James - Published 2015



“Three ships voyage to the Arctic resulting in three very different fates — historical fiction based on the Willoughby-Chancellor expedition of 1553.” Edward James has ...Read Review

Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII’s Most Faithful Servant

By Tracy Borman - Published 2014Published 2015



Hilary Mantel’s award-winning novels have sparked a renewed interest in Thomas Cromwell, a man best known for engineering Anne Boleyn’s fall.  ...Read Review

A Singular Captain

By John Regan - Published 2014



In 1518, the young king of Castile, Carlos V, decided to finance a five-ship expedition led by famous Portuguese navigator and sea-captain, Ferdinand Magellan. ...Read Review

The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty

By Alexander Lee - Published 2014Published 2015



In his well-detailed and thoroughly researched book, The Ugly Renaissance, Alexander Lee turns our attention to the unattractive underside of what we think ...Read Review

Love Is Not Proud

By Monica E. Spence - Published 2015



Monica Spence’s slim debut novel starts off with scream. On a moonlit night in 1536 in Florence, Marco de Medici, a scion of ...Read Review