Late Medieval (1338 to 1485)

South of Sepharad: The 1492 Jewish Expulsion from Spain

By Eric Z. Weintraub - Published 2024


The banishment of Jews from Spain by its Catholic monarchs following their conquest of Granada is given voice in this novel. By 1492, Spain (...Read Review

Tomorrow We Will Know: A Novel of Imperial Constantinople 1453

By Sandra Worth - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

In 1444 CE, Zoe, the vivacious eleven-year-old redhaired daughter of a Greek duke, is already smitten by Prince Constantine, who will later become the ...Read Review

The Red Citadel (The Isaac Alvarez Mysteries, 3)

By Michael Lynes - Published 2023



In The Red Citadel, third in the author’s Isaac Alvarez Mysteries, Michael Lynes continues the story of Isaac Alvarez and his family, ...Read Review

The Strongest Heart (The Clan Donald Saga)

By Regan Walker - Published 2023



The Strongest Heart, Book 3 in the Clan Donald Saga, opens in 1386 when Donald of Islay succeeds his late father as Lord of the ...Read Review

By Treason We Perish (The Simon Merrivale Mysteries, 1)

By A. J. Mackenzie - Published 2023



October 1338, and Simon Merrivale – once a King’s Messenger – manages to struggle back to England from Europe in disgrace after failure to intrigue ...Read Review

The Lost Prince (The Swords of the White Rose Series, 2)

By Ethan Bale - Published 2023



Sir Giles Ellingham, illegitimate son of Richard III, and Sir John Hawker, a veteran dedicated to Sir Giles, flee Venice by the connivance ...Read Review

Lady Tan’s Circle of Women

By Lisa See - Published 2023


No mud, no lotus. This aphorism captures the essence of Lisa See’s latest novel: pithy, yet entertaining; thought-provoking, yet down-to-earth; dark, yet ...Read Review

Fair Rosaline

By Natasha Solomons - Published 2023


Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet hints at Romeo’s involvement with Rosaline before Juliet. But were there others? This is addressed in Solomons’ ...Read Review

I, Julian: The Fictional Autobiography of Julian of Norwich

By Claire Gilbert - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

This reimagining of the life of the anchoress and mystic Julian of Norwich is a triumph. Taking the few known facts, Gilbert creates ...Read Review

Medieval Horizons: Why the Middle Ages Matter

By Ian Mortimer - Published 2023



To those who might imagine the medieval period to be defined as ‘before the Tudors and after the Romans’ and also as a ‘...Read Review