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By Barbara Chase-Riboud -
Harriet Hemings Jefferson, the secret daughter of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, lives a shadowed life best summarized by a quote from Voltaire ...Read Review
By Karen Harper -
Kat Ashley, who looked after Elizabeth I through much of her childhood and adolescence, and kept her love and loyalty ever after, seems ...Read Review
By Tracy Chevalier -
Published 2009Published 2010
The author of Girl with a Pearl Earring returns with the story of an unlikely friendship between two unlikely 19th-century Englishwomen. Surviving a ...Read Review
By Peg Herring -
This mystery, set in 1546, features thirteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII, as a detective out to find a killer who is stalking ...Read Review
By Julianne Lee -
“Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary.” A children’s scary game recalls the history of the 16th-century queen, Mary Tudor. Daughter of Henry VIII and ...Read Review
By John Smolens -
This novel is a fictitious account of Leon Czolgosz, who, on September 6, 1901, in Buffalo, New York, shot and mortally wounded President McKinley. It ...Read Review
By Hilary Mantel -
The story of the courtship and marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn is the stuff of legend. I could not imagine it ...Read Review
By Brandy Purdy -
Though many books have been written about Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, relatively few have surfaced about the elusive figure who knew them ...Read Review
By Benjamin Markovits -
In this deft and powerfully emotional novel set in early 19th-centuryEngland, Benjamin Markovits portrays Annabella Milbanke, the wife of the infamous Lord Byron. ...Read Review
By Cora Harrison - By Susan Hellard (illus.) -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
This is a very readable “journal” which covers the period from February to April 1791 as written by Jane Austen’s cousin, Jane Cooper. ...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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