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By Simon Parker -
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
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
By Matthew Francis -
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
By Christina Courtenay -
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
By Don Jordan - By Michael Walsh -
Published 2013Published 2016
King Charles I was executed in 1649, his death warrant signed by 57 men.Twelve years later, the monarchy restored, King Charles II took the ...Read Review
By S.G. MacLean -
Following in the forbidding footsteps of The Seeker, winner of the CWA 2015 Historical Dagger, The Black Friar sees Damian Seeker, or the Seeker, ...Read Review
By Danielle Dutton -
Margaret Cavendish was a woman of firsts: she was the first woman to write what is now considered science fiction (The Blazing World); ...Read Review
By Sam Thomas -
Upon hearing of her nephew’s incarceration in the Tower, Lady Bridget Hodgson departs post-haste for London from her home in the English ...Read Review
By L.C. Tyler -
As a huge fan of Tyler’s Ethelred and Elsie series, I was very happy to receive this to review and even happier ...Read Review
By M J Logue -
1643. The English Civil War, Captain Holofernes Babbit, ‘Hollie’, and his rough-and-ready troop of Parliamentarian cavalry. A seasoned soldier, Hollie is a man who ...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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