English Civil War

Trust: The Anatomy of a Marriage

By Rita Dallas - Published 2022


Biographical Fiction

Bedfordshire, 1649: This portrait of a marriage is based on the true story of Dorothy Osborne, wife of Sir William Temple, employer of a ...Read Review

The Village Healer’s Book of Cures

By Jennifer Sherman Roberts - Published 2023



England, 1646. Mary Fawcett, widow and caregiver for her eight-year-old brother, provides healing recipes for her village. Mysteriously, she is also able to feel ...Read Review

He Wears A Blue Bonnet

By John Orton - Published 2022


Malky Dalgleish is a Scots lad caught up in the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 between Cromwell’s troops and the Covenanters. The dispirited ...Read Review

The Revels

By Stacey Thomas - Published 2023


It is 1645, towards the end of the first Civil War. When his brother dies, Nicholas Pearce is ordered by his father to be ...Read Review

The Tawny Sash

By A.J. Lyndon - Published 2023


In December 1643, Sir Henry Lucie, Assistant Secretary to King Charles I’s Council of War, is beside himself. Capt. Gabriel Vaughan has been ...Read Review

God’s Vindictive Wrath: 1 (Divided Kingdom)

By Charles Cordell - Published 2022



1642 Warwickshire. Francis Reeve looks up to the hill carving, the Red Horse, and down upon the king’s forces, among whom is his ...Read Review

Act of Oblivion

By Robert Harris - Published 2022


This novel tells the story of the hunt for the regicides of Charles I, principally Edward Whalley and his son-in-law, William Goffe. Whalley ...Read Review

A Diamond in the Dust: The Stuarts: Love, Art, War: 1

By Michael Dean - Published 2022


Biographical Fiction

London, 1649: This novel opens with Charles Stuart’s walk towards the scaffold, through the Palace of Whitehall, remembering the paintings that used to ...Read Review

The Leviathan

By Rosie Andrews - Published 2022


This book starts with some beautiful writing and has a great sense of place and time. We are at the end of 1643, and ...Read Review

Henrietta Maria: The Warrior Queen Who Divided a Nation

By Leanda de Lisle - Published 2022



This biography is an absorbing, well-written examination of the life and influence of one of Britain’s most reviled consorts, Henrietta Maria, wife ...Read Review

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