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By Kate Emerson -
When you are lady in waiting to three of Henry VIII’s queens, there is a very fine line you must walk in ...Read Review
By Ben Farmer -
Based on the poem of the same name by Longfellow, Evangeline tells the story of the Great Upheaval, the forcible removal of the ...Read Review
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
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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