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By Mitchell James Kaplan -
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
By Donna Russo Morin -
In the early 17th century, the art of glassblowing is highly respected by the Venetian government, and some of its practitioners are extremely ...Read Review
By Peter Wibaux -
As a small country with a population of less than one million in the 1490s, Portugal seems to be an unlikely candidate to ...Read Review
By Victoria Hammond -
The year is 1590; the setting rich with art, magnificent architecture, lavish costumes. Yet all is not right in Denmark… or, as it so ...Read Review
By Sallie Muirden -
At noon each day, Paula Sanchez, a courtesan in the city of Seville, enters the Mercedarian convent along with the handsome Father Rastro, ...Read Review
By Susan Carroll -
The titular queen in the fifth novel in Carroll’s 16th-century saga is Catherine de Medici, dowager queen of France, whose influence and ...Read Review
By Shirley McKay -
St. Andrews, Scotland, 1579. A young lawyer, Hew Cullen, returns home from France. His welcome home is lukewarm even from his family. He finds ...Read Review
By Adam Schell -
Set in 16th-century Italy, this first novel by Adam Schell is advertised as “a fable of love, lust and forbidden fruit.” In it, ...Read Review
By Cora Harrison -
Mara, the Brehon judge, attends the funeral of a local priest little expecting that his will not be the only dead body in ...Read Review
By Jeanne Kalogridis -
Catherine de Medici is perhaps one of the most maligned women in history. It appears, however, in Kalogridis’s deft interpretation of Catherine’...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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