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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
By Bob Marshall-Andrews -
Camille Lefebre is an actress but, because of the laws in France about women appearing on stage, she acts as her twin brother, ...Read Review
By Susanna Calkins -
The last thing Lucy Campion, a printer’s apprentice, expected to see while walking along the River Fleet was a ghost. But that’...Read Review
By C.C. Humphreys -
This is the second volume in the series set in Restoration London. It is 1666 and the newly established pairing of Pitman and William ...Read Review
By Andrew Taylor -
The Great Fire rages in London. James Marwood, the narrator, who works as an underling reporter for Joseph Williamson, who in turn is ...Read Review
By Judith Thomson -
Set in 17th-century France and England, this novel features the daring, brave, and dashingly handsome noble Philip Devalle. Living in the time of ...Read Review
By Jessica Cale -
Virtue’s Lady, the second volume in Jessica Cale’s Southwark Saga, resumes the story of beautiful young Lady Jane Ramsey. She has ...Read Review
By Susanna Gregory -
It’s 1665, and a stifling, half-deserted London is in the relentless, terrifying grip of the plague. The naval victory at the Battle of ...Read Review
By C.S. Quinn -
This story takes place in London of 1666, where city blocks and non-believers were burned in cleansing fire. The streets are dangerous for the ‘...Read Review
By Eamonn Martin Griffin -
In August 1666 Tom is working for his father in a bakery in Pudding Lane, London. His brother has become deeply religious and his ...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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