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By Pauline Francis -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Lady Jane Grey lived a tragic life of manipulation and cruelty, and is marked down in history as the young woman who was ...Read Review
By Jean Mary Flahive -
This is a fictionalized account inspired by the life of the true Billy Laird, the only American Civil War soldier from the state ...Read Review
By Caroline Lawrence -
Children/Young AdultMystery/CrimeShort Stories
Caroline Lawrence uses some of her readers’ questions, together with intriguing bits of her own research, as a basis for six stories about ...Read Review
By Susan Price -
“Feasting the wolf” means leaving dead on the battlefield – and there is plenty to feast on in this dark tale of Viking adventure. ...Read Review
By Antoinette May -
Claudia: Daughter of Rome is set in the early years of the Roman Empire, when the empire is consolidating its political and military ...Read Review
By Simon Scarrow -
Published 2007Published 2012
The story opens on the banks of the River Euphrates, where a Roman cohort is building a fort to protect the eastern outpost ...Read Review
By Michael Biggins (trans.) - By Vladimir Bartol -
Bartol’s novel is set in 11th century Persia. The title is the name of the castle over which the self-proclaimed prophet Hasan ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
John FitzGilbert is King’s Marshal to Henry I. His duties are many, including responsibility for the good administration of the court, organising ...Read Review
By Edward John Crockett -
There is an enormous equestrian painting of a 14th century knight, John Hawkwood, in Florence’s Duomo. One wonders why an English soldier ...Read Review
By Ildefonso Falcones - By Nick Caistor (trans.) -
Set in 14th-century Catalonia, this novel has become a huge bestseller in Spain with translations sold in 32 countries to date. The story of ...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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