English Civil War

A Game of Sorrows

By Shona MacLean - Published 2010



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

Fox, Cromwell’s Spy

By Nick McCarty - Published 2009


Biographical Fiction

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

Alice in Love and War

By Ann Turnbull - Published 2009


Children/Young Adult

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

Rebels and Traitors

By Lindsey Davis - Published 2009



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 - Published 2009



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

The Best of Men

By Claire Letemendia - Published 2009



I really wanted to enjoy this book. The size didn’t put me off, and the cover informed me that in 1642 one man ...Read Review

Newes from the Dead

By Mary Hooper - Published 2009


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

1650. This is based on the true story of Anne Green, a young, naïve maidservant who is taken in by a young gentleman, ...Read Review

God’s Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland

By Micheál Ó Siochrú - Published 2008



God’s Executioner opens in October 1649 with the seizing of the Charlemont fort in County Armagh and continues through to a conclusion in 1689 ...Read Review

Troublesome Thomas

By Jenny Sullivan - Published 2007


Children/Young Adult

South Wales. 1645. Ten-year-old Thomas Mansell is in disgrace and he is sent away to stay with his uncle and aunt and his two ...Read Review

Sword of the Highlands

By Veronica Wolff - Published 2008



Readers are whisked back in time in this sexy tale set in the Scottish Highlands. Magdalen Deacon, a curator at New York’s ...Read Review