The Bewitching

By Jill Dawson - Published 2022


This 16th-century tale tells the true story of a woman accused by her neighbours of witchcraft. Visiting her new neighbours in the Fenland ...Read Review

The Rebel’s Mark (The Jackdaw Mysteries, 5)

By S. W. Perry - Published 2022



Set in 1598 in Elizabethan London and Ireland, The Rebel’s Mark opens on a ship carrying a Spanish grandee, his soon-to-be-married daughter, and ...Read Review

Sex and Sexuality in Tudor England

By Carol McGrath - Published 2022



(reviewed together with Sex, Love & Marriage in the Elizabethan Age by R. E. Pritchard) I have reviewed these two books together as ...Read Review

Sex, Love and Marriage in the Elizabethan Age

By R. E. Pritchard - Published 2021



(reviewed together with Sex and Sexuality in Tudor England by Carol McGrath) I have reviewed these two books together as their contents clearly ...Read Review

Hex: Darkland Tales

By Jenni Fagan - Published 2022



At 12 noon on 4 December 1591, fifteen-year-old Geillis Duncan was hung as a witch in Edinburgh. She was one of over 70 people, mainly women and ...Read Review

Flint and Mirror

By John Crowley - Published 2022


Historical Fantasy

John Crowley’s Flint and Mirror brims with fascinating, well-crafted history. Sadly, the accompanying magic feels less essential. The story is primarily set ...Read Review


By Ingrid Ramsdale - Published 2021


Emilie is a compelling novel set during the wars between Catholics and Huguenots in 16th-century France.  Emilie, the daughter of a Huguenot nobleman, ...Read Review

The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty

By Sarah Gristwood - Published 2021



How did fine amour, that social code of romantic behaviour born in 11th-century France, come to define the lives and fate of iconic ...Read Review

The Nightmare Kingdom

By Rob Bauer - Published 2021


In the early 1530s, a group of determined Anabaptists took control of the city of Münster. At the time, religious conflict was ...Read Review

The Queen’s Lady: Book 2 (Queens of the Tower)

By Joanna Hickson - Published 2022


This novel follows on from The Lady of the Ravens, although it reads well as a stand-alone novel. It opens in 1502 and portrays ...Read Review

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