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By Gillian Bradshaw -
The title is a quote from Charles II’s last speech, though the king makes no appearance in the story. Chapters alternate between ...Read Review
By Serena Press -
The story opens in mid 17th-century England with Elizabeth Clark witnessing the death of her father at a clandestine church meeting when a ...Read Review
By John Stubbs -
There is a large body of writing about the English Civil War, the events leading up to it and the Cromwellian aftermath. However, ...Read Review
By Jody Hedlund -
Elizabeth Whitbread is a young Puritan woman living in Anglican England during the year 1659. At the opening of the novel, Elizabeth is attending ...Read Review
By Nick McCarty -
I was glad when I reached the end of this book, especially as I am a Royalist sympathiser. The setting is in rural ...Read Review
By Shona MacLean -
Following on from the excellent The Redemption of Alexander Seaton comes the next novel following the adventures of the teacher-hero of the first ...Read Review
By Ann Turnbull -
It is 1644: the English Civil War. Orphaned Alice Newcome, age sixteen, is living with her uncle’s family in Devon. When Royalist soldiers ...Read Review
By Lindsey Davis -
Like many an adolescent, Gideon Jukes is a young man rebelling against family constrictions and looking for his own path in life. He ...Read Review
By Erastes -
The author of Transgressions (the playfully pen-named Erastes) has set her novel in the England of the 1640s, a time of enormous political ...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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