Early Medieval (to 1337)

The Testament of Leofric the Black: Volume One, 1040-57

By Edward Cartwright Beard - Published 2019

Genres:

Adventure

It is 1071, and William the Bastard has taken the Isle of Elig after an 18-month siege. The betrayer is Leofric the Black, or ...Read Review

Requiem for a Knave

By Laura Carlin - Published 2020

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

This is a dark Gothic tale set in late Mediaeval England, structured as a pilgrimage from a village in Derbyshire to the shrine ...Read Review

Cathedral of Bones: An Ela of Salisbury Medieval Mystery (Ela of Salisbury Medieval Mysteries Book 1)

By J. G. Lewis - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It is March 1226, and Ela Longespée’s husband, William, Earl of Salisbury, has died suddenly. His funeral has just taken place in ...Read Review

Lady of the Seven Suns: A Novel of the Woman Saint Francis Called Brother

By Tinney Sue Heath - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

St. Francis of Assisi, famous for his devotion to poverty and his sermon to the birds, remains a figure of enduring interest, as ...Read Review

Stephen and Matilda’s Civil War: Cousins of Anarchy

By Matthew Lewis - Published 2019

Genres:

Nonfiction

How anarchic was the Anarchy, the long and confused series of civil wars that followed the death of Henry I of England and ...Read Review

Don’t Let the Beasties Escape This Book!

By Julie Berry - Published 2019

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Young peasant Godfrey has a full day of chores, and his mother tells him not to disturb the artist who is painting a ...Read Review

Twilight of the Gods (Grimnir Series)

By Scott Oden - Published 2020

Genres:

Historical Fantasy

In 1218 AD, the Raven Geats are holding onto their lands in central Scandinavia and their ancient gods, surrounded by hostile Swedes, Norse and ...Read Review

The Land Beyond the Sea

By Sharon Kay Penman - Published 2020

Genres:

Saga

Those of us who are hardcore Penman fans have been breathlessly awaiting the release of this sizable tome. True to form, Penman again ...Read Review

Sword of Kings: A Novel (Saxon Tales)

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2019

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

In Sword of Kings, the twelfth book in Bernard Cornwell’s popular Saxon series, Uhtred of Bebbanburg has grown older and wiser, but, ...Read Review

Eleanor’s Daughter: A Novel of Marie de Champagne

By June Hall McCash - Published 2018

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

McCash brings her scholarship to life with this vivid reimagining of the life of Marie, Countess of Champagne, a patroness of the arts ...Read Review