17th Century

The Doubtful Diaries of Wicked Mistress Yale (The Yale Trilogy)

By David Ebsworth - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

1672, Madras, India. At the East India Company’s Fort St. George docks, Company recruits disembark from ferryboats. The Governor’s Second-of-Council, Joseph Hynmers, ...Read Review

The Bear Pit

By S.G. MacLean - Published 2019



S.G. MacLean’s latest addition to the Captain Damien Seeker series sees our grumpy, reluctant hero investigate the death of a man ...Read Review

The Organs of Sense

By Adam Ehrlich Sachs - Published 2019



In 1666, 19-year-old Gottfried Leibniz, not yet famous for inventing calculus, visits an unnamed astronomer who, alone in the scientific universe, has predicted a ...Read Review

The Dark Side of Isaac Newton: Science’s Greatest Fraud?

By Nick Kollerstrom - Published 2018



This book is not about Newton’s alchemy or his religious beliefs but about his science.  Nick Kollestrom is a maths teacher, so, ...Read Review

Catherine of Braganza

By Isabel Stilwell - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

In 1640, after 60 years of domination by a succession of Spanish monarchs, the Portuguese overthrew their unwelcome masters and elected John, the 8th Duke ...Read Review

The King James Men

By Samantha Grosser - Published 2018


Supreme irony: spending one’s days translating former versions of the Bible into a new King James Version in early 1600s England while ...Read Review

The Familiars

By Stacey Halls - Published 2019


The Familiars is set in 17th-century Lancashire. It tells the story of the trial of the Pendle witches from the point of view ...Read Review


By Helen Steadman - Published 2019


When Jane’s lover, Tom, returns from the navy, he finds Jane unhappily married to his rival. Helped by an old priest, they ...Read Review

The Peddler of Wisdom

By Laura Matthias Bendoly - Published 2018


Historical Fantasy

This rather strange historical fantasy is set in a remote Provençal mountain pass in the first half of the 17th century when ...Read Review

Talbot Company: A Story of War and Suffering

By Michael Regal - Published 2018



This is the story of a ‘free company’, a band of mercenaries drawn from across Europe, in their tumultuous journey across a continent ...Read Review

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