16th Century

The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain’s Greatest Dynasty

By Tracy Borman - Published 2016Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

In Borman’s latest, the focus is not only the personal relationships of the Tudor monarchs and their intimates, but also the trappings ...Read Review

Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe

By Sarah Gristwood - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

Chess players know that the queen can outmanoeuvre the king in every respect, except in the final checkmate. Gristwood’s book reveals how “...Read Review

In the Name of the Family

By Sarah Dunant - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Sarah Dunant is obsessed with the Borgias. But it’s a good obsession. The Borgias are the family we love to hate. They’...Read Review

Falling Pomegranate Seeds: The Duty of Daughters

By Wendy J. Dunn - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Falling Pomegranate Seeds, volume one of the Katherine of Aragon Story by Australian author Wendy J. Dunn, offers original insight into the future ...Read Review

An Unjust Judge

By Cora Harrison - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the fourteenth Burren mystery, set in western Ireland during the reign of Henry VIII. It features as sleuth Mara, the Brehon ...Read Review

Death at St. Vedast: A Bianca Goddard Mystery

By Mary Lawrence - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The latest Bianca Goddard mystery begins with a startling discovery: the corpse of a pregnant woman who fell from the bell tower of ...Read Review

Rebellion’s Message

By MICHAEL JECKS - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The seedy underworld of London in 1554 is explored through the eyes of Jack Blackjack, who wakes up behind a pub next to a ...Read Review

The Course of Fortune, Volumes 1, 2, and 3

By Tony Rothman - Published 2016

Genres:

AdventureEpic

Francisco de Barai, young and full of vigor, must flee his native Seville under false charges. What follows is a 15-year adventure across ...Read Review

The Ropewalker

By Jaan Kross - By Merike Lepasaar Beecher (trans.) - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

Jaan Kross died in 2007 and, although not known to this particular reader, was Estonia’s most widely translated author and won countless awards ...Read Review

The Grove of Eagles

By Winston Graham - Published 2016Published c1963

Genres:

Adventure

Following the fortunes of a bastard son of the Killigrew family in Cornwall, Winston Graham recounts an epic tale of war between Elizabeth ...Read Review