Early Medieval (to 1337)

A Draught for a Dead Man

By Caroline Roe - Published 2002

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Caroline Roe sets her medieval mystery in a locale other than England and makes its main character unique in both ethnicity and disability. ...Read Review

Travels With A Medieval Queen

By Mary Taylor Simeti - Published 2001Published 2002

Genres:

Nonfiction

The queen of the title, Constance of Hauteville, daughter of Roger II of Sicily, wife of Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI and the ...Read Review

The Knight And The Rose

By Isolde Martyn - Published 2002

Genres:

Romance

The year is 1322 and the rebel Lancastrian forces have just been defeated at the battle of Boroughbridge. One of those men, Geraint, has ...Read Review

Ceridwen Of Kilton

By Octavia Randolph - Published 2002

Genres:

Ceridwen, daughter of a Mercian ealdorman, is sixteen years old in the year 872, a time when King Ælfred ruled England. Twice blessed, Ceridwen ...Read Review

Baudolino

By Umberto Eco - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

The story begins in 1204, with Crusaders plundering Constantinople. The hero, Baudolino, rescues Niketas, a historian and court official, and, while absconded safely in ...Read Review

Death Comes As Epiphany

By Sharan Newman - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Scholar Catherine LeVendeur may be headstrong, but she truly cherishes her place as a novice at the French convent of the Paraclete. However, ...Read Review

A Falcon’s Heart

By Jayel Wylie - Published 2001

Genres:

Romance

This romance is set in 1154-5, the period immediately following Henry II’s coronation, right after the prolonged and bloody civil war described ...Read Review

The Marriage of Meggotta

By Edith Pargeter - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The reputation of Ellis Peters as author of the Brother Cadfael series has eclipsed that of Edith Pargeter, her real name, under which ...Read Review

Pride of Kings

By Judith Tarr - Published 2001

Genres:

Fantasy

An intriguing historical fantasy sheds a refreshing new light on the English king deemed so evil that no subsequent king should ever bear ...Read Review

The Rock

By Kanan Makiya - Published 2001

Genres:

Literary

In seventh century Jerusalem, the Dome of the Rock, the first monument to Islam, is conceived and built. The Rock’s history from ...Read Review