Late Medieval (1338 to 1485)

The Stolen Crown

By Susan Higginbotham - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

The story of Elizabeth Woodville and Edward IV has been told hundreds of times, but never quite the way that Higginbotham tells it ...Read Review

The Founding

By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - Published 2010



Fifteenth-century England was a time of tremendous change. As the Wars of the Roses raged on, a new middle class emerged, comprised mainly ...Read Review

By Fire, By Water

By Mitchell James Kaplan - Published 2010



In 1492, three events would change Iberia and change the world: Isabella and Ferdinand’s reconquest of Muslim Granada, the expulsion of the Jews ...Read Review

Knight of Pleasure

By Margaret Mallory - Published 2009



Noblewomen of the early 1400s are accustomed to being political pawns in dynastic struggles. Isobel’s father wed her as a child to ...Read Review

Till the Day Go Down

By Jen Black - Published 2009



The border country between England and Scotland is a lawless and dangerous place in the mid-16th century, so when Harry Wharton, travelling ...Read Review

The Creation of Eve

By Lynn Cullen - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

The Creation of Eve is Cullen’s first foray into adult fiction, and it is quite a promising beginning. The story starts in ...Read Review

Prisoner of the Inquisition

By Theresa Breslin - Published 2010


Children/Young Adult

Set in 15th-century Spain at the height of the Inquisition, this novel skilfully weaves a complex plot of punishment, death and betrayal with ...Read Review

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

By Jack Weatherford - Published 2010



Genghis Khan, feminist? Not exactly. For one thing, he had four wives at a time. However, he is quoted as saying “Let us ...Read Review

The Botticelli Secret

By Marina Fiorato - Published 2010



In her latest novel, Fiorato brings us a lively, face-paced blend of history, art, and romance. Set in Renaissance Italy in 1482 during the ...Read Review

A Play of Treachery

By Margaret Frazer - Published 2009



As an actor with a traveling company, Joliffe has played many roles. But when the Bishop Beaufort asks him to play the spy, ...Read Review