English Civil War

Purge

By Neil K. Wootton - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Set in England in 1645, Purge is a story of fear and superstition that grips a town into madness. Sarah Wenham’s wealthy husband ...Read Review

The Swift and the Harrier

By Minette Walters - Published 2021

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Minette Walters spent many years as a bestselling thriller writer before turning her talents to historical fiction, and The Swift and The Harrier ...Read Review

The King’s Captain

By Mark Turnbull - Published 2021

Genres:

Military

This is a very slim novella (barely 40,000 words), the second (after The King’s Spy, reviewed in HNR 96) in the “rebellion” series of ...Read Review

Redemption

By Philip Yorke - Published 2021

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Guilt and vengeance prevent Captain Francis Hacker from finding solace from God after his daughters’ murders. As the second year of civil war ...Read Review

The Puritan Princess

By Miranda Malins - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The period from 1649 to 1661 was the first and only time in English history, since Aethelstan ruled a united England in the 10th century, ...Read Review

Sins as Red as Scarlet: A Devon Town in Turmoil

By Janet Few - Published 2020

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This novel takes a new approach to the events surrounding the last “witch hangings” in England. Bideford, Devon was a town in turmoil. ...Read Review

The King’s Spy

By Mark Turnbull - Published 2021

Genres:

MilitaryThriller

The King’s Spy by Mark Turnbull is a fast-paced novella set during the aftermath of King Charles’s final battle of the ...Read Review

The Manningtree Witches

By A. K. BLAKEMORE - Published 2021

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Set in England in 1643, The Manningtree Witches is based on the activities of Matthew Hopkins, the self-styled Witchfinder General. Told through the eyes ...Read Review

The Smallest Man

By Frances Quinn - Published 2021

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Nat Davy is ten when he discovers that, not only is he smaller than the other boys in his village, but that he ...Read Review

Shame the Devil

By Donna Scott - Published 2020

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Shame the Devil is an ambitious novel, spanning well over a decade in the life of Colin Blackburne. Our hero is only eleven ...Read Review

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