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By Sarah A. Hoyt -
When young schoolmaster William Shakespeare’s wife and child are discovered missing, he assumes they must be off visiting family. A later walk ...Read Review
By George MacDonald Fraser -
The Candlemass Road is a well-written novel based firmly on fact. Set in the outlaw Border country between England and Scotland in the ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Elizabethan London’s cruel winter finds the acting troupe Westfield’s Men looking for work, so an invitation to perform at Sir Michael ...Read Review
By Irene Radford -
The members of the Kirkwood family are descended from the legendary Merlin, with powers just as legendary and just as frightening. But when ...Read Review
By Karen Harper -
The Twylight Tower is Karen Harper’s third Elizabeth I Mystery, in which she sets out to solve one of the greatest historical ...Read Review
By Robin Maxwell -
Maxwell, in her third novel of the Virgin Queen, illustrates in detail a frequently glossed-over episode in the life of the Tudor monarch: ...Read Review
By Murray Levine -
The Duchess of the title is Diane de Poitiers, one-time mistress to the King of France, François I, and thereafter, full-time mistress ...Read Review
By Malia Martin -
William Shakespeare’s plays may have been written by a number of other people, or so it’s claimed, but the premise of ...Read Review
By Karen Harper -
Published (c1999)Published 2000
“Down wi’ the Boleyns, e’en the royal one!” is the cry of a group dedicated to the destruction of the Boleyn family, ...Read Review
By Simon Hawke -
After viewing a performance by a traveling theater troupe, stage-struck apprentice blacksmith Symington “Tuck” Smythe leaves his country village and heads for London, ...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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