Lady Mary

By Lucy Worsley - Published 2018Published 2018-04-05


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

1527. Eleven-year-old Princess Mary, daughter of King Henry VIII and his Spanish wife, Catherine of Aragon, are at the Palace of Greenwich where the ...Read Review

Knives in the South

By P. F. Chisholm - Published 2017



1592. Knives in the South is the second chronicle of the adventures of Sir Robert Carey, swashbuckling dandy and cousin to Queen Elizabeth. It ...Read Review

The Cursed Wife

By Pamela Hartshorne - Published 2018


As the wife of a successful London merchant, Mary lives a contented life. Loved by her husband and respected by her neighbours, she ...Read Review

Searcher of the Dead

By Nancy Herriman - Published 2018



It’s 1593, and since fleeing Elizabethan London after her husband’s murder, Bess Ellyott has been living in her brother’s house in ...Read Review

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

By Alison Weir - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

Set in Tudor England, this novel is about the third Queen to Henry VIII. Katherine of Aragon is divorced for failing to provide ...Read Review

Black Tudors

By Miranda Kaufmann - Published 2017



Were there Africans in Tudor and Jacobean England? How did they fare? What kind of lives did they lead? How were they regarded ...Read Review

The Assassin of Verona

By Benet Brandreth - Published 2017


Venice. Three players, Oldcastle, Hemminges and young William Shakespeare, disguised as the English ambassador and his servants, have discovered a Papal plot against ...Read Review

Publish and Perish

By Anna Castle - Published 2017



It is an art to bring the past to life, an art at which Ms Castle excels. Through a myriad of small details, ...Read Review

The Gryphon at Bay

By Louise Turner - Published 2017


1489: Hugh, the Second Lord Montgomerie, has just lost his father and is now given substantial power as a member of the Privy Council, ...Read Review

Fools and Mortals

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2017Published 2017-10-19Published 2018


This is a complete change of scene, time and character from Sharpe and Uhtred, previous well-beloved characters in Cornwell’s fiction. In Elizabethan ...Read Review