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By K.M. Pohlkamp -
There aren’t many opportunities for educated women in Tudor England outside of the convent or royal court, but twenty-something Lavinia Maude carves ...Read Review
By Candace Fleming - By Deborah Hopkinson - By Jennifer Donnelly - By Linda Sue Park - By Lisa Ann Sandell - By M.T. Anderson - By Stephanie Hemphill -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young AdultShort Stories
Henry VIII is King of England and desperate for a male heir. The extent to which he goes to attain his goal—severing ...Read Review
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
By P. F. Chisholm -
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
By Pamela Hartshorne -
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
By Nancy Herriman -
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
By Alison Weir -
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
By Miranda Kaufmann -
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
By Benet Brandreth -
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
By Anna Castle -
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
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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