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By Elizabeth Chadwick -
Published 2000Published 2013
Early in the novel, young Fulke FitzWarin, while serving as a squire in the court of Henry II, earns the displeasure of Prince ...Read Review
By Joan Aiken -
Published 2000Published 2012
In this ‘Jane Austen Entertainment’, Joan Aiken turns her attention to the goings-on at Rosings Park, home of the indomitable Lady Catherine de ...Read Review
By Juilene Osborne-McKnight -
Returning at age forty to the place of his enslavement by Irish slave traders at the age of sixteen, Patrick struggles to understand ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Published 2000Published 2010
In this, the second outing for Christopher Redmayne and Jonathon Bale, the architect and the constable are tasked by Charles II to locate ...Read Review
By Agop J. Hacikyan - By Jean-Yves Soucy -
Published 2000Published 2010
This is the compelling story of a family caught up in the deportation and extermination of Armenians during the Great War. In the ...Read Review
By Julius Lester -
Published 2000Published 2009
The story of Moses, hidden among the reeds and found by a princess of Egypt, is one many of us remember hearing from ...Read Review
By Josephine Allen -
Princess Zoë of Byzantium, niece of Emperor Constantine Palaeologus Dragases, is the focus of this overlong novel, set against the backdrop of the ...Read Review
By Tricia McGill -
An Australian businessman named Andrew and his personal assistant Liz, an expert on ancient Gaelic, visit his ancestral home in Scotland. While exploring ...Read Review
By Meredith Whitford -
When I consider all the books I’ve read where Edward IV and Richard III have been the primary focus (including Alianore Audley, ...Read Review
When Isabella O’Shea is sent to the penal colony in what is now Sydney, Australia, she never dreamed it would be an ...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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