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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
By Alan Fisk -
Forty Testoons is a story full of personal and political conflict. Father Ralph Fletcher, a young English priest, is offered his first post ...Read Review
By P. F. Chisholm -
Published 1995Published 2000
Sir Robert Carey, a courtier to Queen Elizabeth I who has been historically documented, is brought to vivid fictional life in P. F. ...Read Review
By Michele Jaffe -
Set in Elizabethan London, The Water Nymph is a romantic romp full of espionage and intrigue. Sophie Champion matches wits with Crispin Foscari, ...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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