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By Angus Donald -
Having successfully reimagined Robin Hood in the bestselling Outlaw Chronicles, Angus Donald turns his storytelling talents to Restoration London and the internecine rivalries ...Read Review
By Ian Mortimer -
This is part of the author’s series which has the stated intention of taking the reader back in time to see just ...Read Review
By John Whitehead -
There was no rebellion in England in the reign of Charles II and only minor revolts in Scotland and Ireland. Plots and conspiracies ...Read Review
By C.S. Quinn -
Set in 1666 London, one month after the Great Fire, Dark Stars is the third book in the Thief Taker series, which brings together ...Read Review
By Susanna Gregory -
London, 1665. Plague is raging in the overcrowded city. Only the poor, or those struggling to keep the city’s infrastructure functional until the ...Read Review
By Julia Edwards -
Joe is an 11-year-old boy with a St Christopher medallion that enables him to travel back in time. Trouble is, he has little ...Read Review
By L.C. Tyler -
This novel is the third in the series following the fortunes and tribulations of John Grey, the first novel being A Cruel Necessity. ...Read Review
By J. D. Davies -
Battles at sea, religious conflict, fanatics ‘speechifying’, the threat of foreign terror and the Great Fire of London are all combined in this 6...Read Review
By David Hingley -
In 1664 London, young widow Mercia Blake’s world is shattered when her Parliamentarian father is belatedly condemned to the scaffold, her evil uncle ...Read Review
By Rebecca Rideal -
Rideal, editor of “The History Vault,” calls 1666 the most devastating year in English history. The restored monarchy was at war with the Dutch ...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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