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By Antonia Senior -
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
By Beth Underdown -
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
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
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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