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By Antonio Forcellino - By Lucinda Byatt (trans.) -
Raphael Santi was the painter who did the most to bring art forward from its mediaeval traditions into the glories of the Renaissance. ...Read Review
By Jean Plaidy -
Published 2006Published 2012
The first volume of Jean Plaidy’s Catherine de Medici trilogy, this story begins with her unfortunate childhood as an orphan and pawn ...Read Review
By Mary Hoffman -
This time-slip historical fantasy, the sixth in the Stravaganza series, moves between 21st-century London and 16th-century Italy, a country of warring city states, ...Read Review
By Nicole Galland -
How do you take one of literature’s most vile villains and make your readers like him? Nicole Galland begins in his childhood ...Read Review
By Sara Poole -
Rome, 1593. Francesca Giordano, a young woman of dark passions and even darker talents, is the court poisoner to Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia. ...Read Review
By Michael Dean -
Thorn is a fictional account of a friendship between the philosopher Baruch Spinoza and Rembrandt Van Rijn, the great Dutch painter. It takes ...Read Review
By Donna Russo Morin -
No task is too difficult or dangerous for Battista della Palla, Florentine art dealer, handsome thief, and agent to François I, King ...Read Review
By Regina O’Melveny -
That this is a book of madness is immediately obvious; Doctor Ernesto Mondini has become unhinged. His final letter arrives in Venice from ...Read Review
By David Snodin -
Iago, Shakespeare’s famous villain, has escaped from Cyprus, leaving a trail of corpses behind him. He falls into the hands of Annibale ...Read Review
By Stuart Clark -
At the dawn of the 17th century, two very different men set out to prove Copernicus’s hypothesis that the sun, rather than ...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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