Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife (Six Tudor Queens 6)

By Alison Weir - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

Chronicling Katharine Parr’s life from her first marriage through to the end of her fourth is a huge accomplishment. Through Katharine’s ...Read Review

A Fine Madness

By Alan Judd - Published 2021



At the beginning of the reign of King James I, the ageing Thomas Phelippes, a talented decipherer once employed by Sir Francis Walsingham, ...Read Review

All Manner of Things

By Wendy J. Dunn - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

All Manner of Things is based on the life of Katherine of Aragon. Narrated by Maria de Salinas, a friend and confidante of ...Read Review

The Importance of Pawns: Chronicles of the House of Valois

By Keira J. Morgan - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

In 1514, Anne of Brittany, wife of Louis XII of France, is dying. Louise d’Angoulȇme, mother of the king’s cousin, Franç...Read Review

The Heretic’s Mark (The Jackdaw Mysteries 4)

By S. W. Perry - Published 2021



This is the third Jackdaw novel which I have reviewed for the HNS, and which I enjoyed as much as ever. S. W. ...Read Review

Shake Loose the Border (Border Reivers Book 3)

By Robert Low - Published 2021



This is the third in the Border Reivers series. It is 1548, and Batty Coalhouse is considering his future. As England’s war in ...Read Review

The City of Tears

By Kate Mosse - Published 2021


While Minou Reydon-Joubert, her Calvinist husband, Piet, and their children ready themselves for the journey to Paris, where the marriage between Henry III ...Read Review

The Last Blast of the Trumpet

By Marie MacPherson - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

This third and final volume in the novelization of the life of John Knox takes the Scottish reformer from his return to his ...Read Review

The Bridled Tongue

By Catherine Meyrick - Published 2020


In England in 1586, 28-year-old Alyce Bradley has learned to be “silent and obedient and not draw attention.” Twelve years ago, her outspoken ways ...Read Review

Imperfect Alchemist

By Naomi Miller - Published 2020


Biographical FictionLiterary

In 1573, two bright young girls lead very different lives. Wealthy aristocrat Mary Sidney is learning her place as the only surviving daughter of ...Read Review

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