English Civil War

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

The King’s Revenge

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

The Black Friar

By S.G. MacLean - Published 2016



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

Margaret the First

By Danielle Dutton - Published 2016


Biographical FictionLiterary

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

The Midwife and the Assassin: A Midwife Mystery

By Sam Thomas - Published 2016



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