English Civil War

Traitor’s Knot

By Cryssa Bazos - Published 2017


Elizabeth Seton is shunned as a traitor’s daughter after her father’s actions in the English Civil War, and her mother’s ...Read Review

This Deceitful Light

By Jemahl Evans - Published 2017



This book, set against the English Civil War, begins with the Battle of Newbury in 1643. The plot includes the murder of a young ...Read Review

The Heritage

By D. J. Presson - Published 2017


Nick Press and his sister, Anne, live in 17th-century England. The novel spans from the trial and execution of King Charles I to ...Read Review

Aphra Behn: A Secret Life

By Janet Todd - Published 2017



This revised and updated version of Janet Todd’s masterful biography of Aphra Behn shines a light on one of the most intriguing ...Read Review

The Tyrant’s Shadow

By Antonia Senior - Published 2017


This is a passionate, richly imagined story set during Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth in London, with scenes also in the New World and ...Read Review

The Witchfinder’s Sister

By Beth Underdown - Published 2017


It’s 1645 in England as Alice Hopkins, a lost and penniless widow, returns to her brother Matthew’s home. Her once-shy brother has ...Read Review

The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and Her Lover

By Simon Parker - Published 2017


In 1647, the English Civil War is over (for the moment), and King Charles I is now Cromwell’s prisoner, having been handed over ...Read Review

The Cavalier Historian

By Dorinda Balchin - Published 2016Published 2016-11-01



Robert Hardwick has been hired to help develop an English Civil War-period themed attraction at Marston Manor. While paging through a family Bible ...Read Review

The Book of the Needle

By Matthew Francis - Published 2015


England and Wales in the early-to-mid 17th century. Arise (or Rhys) Evans tells his story, in an ostensible memoir and a book on ...Read Review

The Velvet Cloak of Moonlight

By Christina Courtenay - Published 2016



Coincidentally, this title came up for review while I was planning a trip to Raglan Castle in South Wales, and it turned out ...Read Review