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By Benjamin Black -
This historical novel takes place at the end of 1599, during the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. Christian Stern comes to Prague ...Read Review
By Fiona Buckley -
England, 1579. In the latest installment of the Ursula Blanchard mysteries, the surprise return of a dear friend’s wayward husband abruptly escalates when ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
The title of Gregory’s latest novel is intriguing, given that its plot revolves around a great irony of history: Elizabeth I’s ...Read Review
By Cora Harrison -
During the Tudor era where so many novels take place, it can be difficult to find a new perspective on an old setting, ...Read Review
By MICHAEL JECKS -
A Murder Too Soon is the second book of the Jack Blackjack mysteries set in 1554 London. Jack, a former “cutpurse,” must become an ...Read Review
By Carol McGrath -
This is the story of Elizabeth Cromwell, wife of Henry VIII’s minister, Thomas Cromwell, famous for dissolving the monasteries. But hasn’t ...Read Review
By Arlene I. Shapiro -
Elizabeth Cary (née Tanfield) was a 16th-century English writer, known for having an unusual aptitude for learning languages. While her own parents ...Read Review
By Nicola Cornick -
Published 2016Published 2016-12-29
Filled with romance, drama, mystery and intrigue, The Phantom Tree is Nicola Cornick’s follow up to the hugely popular House of Shadows, ...Read Review
By Jan Burchett - By Sara Vogler -
This book contains two separate novels in a single volume. In Deadly Storm, Henry VIII and Lady Anne Boleyn set off from Knole ...Read Review
By Mary Hoffman -
‘Being friendly with the king is like playing with a tame lion.’ As it turns out, Thomas More couldn’t have been more ...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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