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By Philip Freeman -
In this swiftly told tale set in 6th-century Ireland, Sister Deirdre is tasked with the most important job of the monastery at Kildare: ...Read Review
By Vann Turner -
Turner’s gripping novel brings alive a period of history seldom visited by historical fiction: sixth- century Italy at a time when waves ...Read Review
By Donnita L. Rogers -
A series, of which this is the first, based on the women of Beowulf written by a woman who taught the epic in ...Read Review
By Tom Holland -
This is certainly a book with a difference. It is cited as fiction, but I would suggest that that is far from the ...Read Review
By Stephanie Thornton -
A whore who rose to become empress, Theodora was the woman who co-ruled Byzantium in the 6th century, but her life wasn’t ...Read Review
By Charles Keeping (illustrator) - By Rosemary Sutcliff -
Published 2013Published c1961
The 6th century AD. The Romans have left Britain and the Saxons are invading. The day after the last great battle of Aquae ...Read Review
By Stella Duffy -
Ah, Justinian and Theodora! Two giants of history who stood astride an empire mostly Greek that still thought of itself as “Rome.” Duffy ...Read Review
By Linda Windsor -
Like its predecessors, Healer and Thief, this, the third in the Brides of Alba series, is a Christian historical romance. Set in what ...Read Review
By Richard Denning -
Published Mercia Books
In this, the second in the series of books by Richard Denning, we return to 6th-century England, a country spilt into smaller kingdoms ...Read Review
By Tony Hays -
When Malgwyn accompanies King Arthur to help settle a dispute in Doged’s troubled lands, they arrive to find more than ambitious nobles ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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