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By C.W. Gortner -
Catherine de Medici came to the French court as a reluctant princess: young and naive, and yet somehow she knew her destiny was ...Read Review
By Sarah A. Hoyt -
Of all Henry VIII’s wives, perhaps none is so equally dismissed and pitied as Katherine Howard, the child bride executed for her ...Read Review
By S. J. Parris -
The name Giordano Bruno is carved deep into the gravestone of Inquisition heretics. He was burned at the stake in Rome in 1600 for ...Read Review
By Phil Rickman -
England 1560, and the young Queen Elizabeth is still settling into her new throne. Whilst trying to usher in a new time of post-Marian ...Read Review
By Brenda Rickman Vantrease -
Kate Gough and her brother maintain a London bookshop during the reign of Henry VIII. Their “inventory” contains contraband Lutheran bibles and religious ...Read Review
By Fay Alexander -
At twelve years old, William Brewster meets a party of courtiers traveling through Scrooby and is instantly drawn to William Davison, who encourages ...Read Review
By Susanna Gregory -
It’s 1664 in this latest Thomas Chaloner adventure set in Restoration London, and Lord Chancellor Clarendon, fearing rebellion, sends his spy Chaloner to ...Read Review
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles -
Fifteenth-century England was a time of tremendous change. As the Wars of the Roses raged on, a new middle class emerged, comprised mainly ...Read Review
By Paul Lawrence -
London 1664. Charles II is the new king, and the city is coming to terms with new religious and political realities. Harry Lytle is ...Read Review
By Nick McCarty -
I was glad when I reached the end of this book, especially as I am a Royalist sympathiser. The setting is in rural ...Read Review
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