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By Richard Woodman -
Having first gone to sea at the age of sixteen, spending the better part of forty years in various nautical posts, and then ...Read Review
By Stacia M. Brown -
Set in England during Cromwell’s interregnum, Accidents of Providence centers on Rachel Lockyer, a glove maker’s apprentice accused of murdering her ...Read Review
By Gillian Bagwell -
Jane Lane, daughter of an affluent Royalist family during Cromwell’s Commonwealth, longed for adventure over respectable marriage. This she found when the ...Read Review
By Fiona Mountain -
In 1624 Henrietta Maria, Princess of France, was betrothed to Charles, future King of England as Charles I. Amongst the English delegates sent over ...Read Review
By Nick McCarty -
John Fox is an expert scout, taking the practice into a sort of espionage where he can gain information in towns as well ...Read Review
By Michael Arnold -
When I was at school our history books gave the impression that the English Civil War was a rather gentlemanly affair between romantic ...Read Review
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
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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