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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
By Cheryl Sawyer -
In 1652 a wounded man wakes up under a tree with weapons and a horse nearby. He is consumed by the need to avenge ...Read Review
Red Horse is a novel of the English Civil War that approaches the conflict from the Parliamentarian point of view through the eyes ...Read Review
By Michael Arnold -
It may be that I am becoming addicted, but I think Arnold’s Stryker series gets better with each book. This is the 6...Read Review
By Jemahl Evans -
These are the fictional memoirs of one Sir Blandford Candy, writing at the grand old age of 95 in 1719 – indeed probably the final Roundhead ...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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