17th Century


By Liz McSkeane - Published 2018


In 17th-century Spain, Fray Martin de Sepulveda is living in relative obscurity after a scandal nearly brought him unwanted attention from the Inquisition. ...Read Review

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

By Anna Beer - Published 2018



It’s said that good non-fiction should be as gripping as a tense murder-mystery. With this fascinating biography, Anna Beer has indeed met ...Read Review

The Pendle Witch Girl: Volume 3 (Witches of Pendle)

By Sarah L King - Published 2018


Jennet is the youngest daughter of Elizabeth Device, a single mother raising three children in poverty in England in the early 1600s. Elizabeth’...Read Review

Blood’s Revolution (Holcroft Blood 2)

By Angus Donald - Published 2018



Set in the turbulent years of the 1680s, Blood’s Revolution follows Holcroft Blood, a brilliant gunnery officer in His Majesty’s Ordnance, ...Read Review

A Far Horizon (Broken Kingdom)

By Brenda Rickman Vantrease - Published 2019



This is the sequel to Vantrease’s The Queen’s Promise, a narrative of King Charles I, Queen Henrietta Maria, and the English ...Read Review

The Outrageous Fortune of Abel Morgan

By Cynthia Jefferies - Published 2018


The book opens with Abel’s mother lying dead in childbirth. Half-mad with grief, his father Christopher takes what he believes is the ...Read Review

A Light of Her Own

By Carrie Callaghan - Published 2018


Although we associate Holland as the land of master painters Rembrandt and Vermeer, few people realize that women of that day were discouraged ...Read Review

Black Lily

By Philippa Stockley - Published 2018


Black Lily is the tale of Zenobia, born into poverty but who married into wealth, and Lily, who was brought to London from ...Read Review

Southern Rain

By Harry Miller - Published 2019



“Then we take both of them/And break them into pieces/And mix the pieces with water/And mold again a figure of ...Read Review


By James Jackson - Published 2018


It is 1607, and King James I of England is courting favour with the Spanish king, Philip III, to avoid another war. However, King ...Read Review

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