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By M. N. J. Butler -
When Agis, King of Sparta, dies, his heir Leotychides, rumoured to be illegitimate, is replaced by his uncle. No longer considered royal, Leotychides ...Read Review
By Tony Foot -
Sergeant-Major Jack Finch returns home from the Crimea to deliver the effects of Captain James Fortune to his grieving fiancée, Lady Eleanor. ...Read Review
By E.M. Powell -
Yorkshire, 1176. When a village blacksmith is viciously murdered, the lord of the manor intends to hang his suspect, an outlaw, despite the absence ...Read Review
By Elizabeth J. Hall -
Eager for adventure and good pay, Sam Shuttleworth joins the Shanghai Municipal Police in 1924. Hard-working, he is quickly promoted. Then he meets Lulu, ...Read Review
By Joyce Bergvelt -
This story moves between the new Dutch colony on Formosa (Taiwan), and China, as the invading Manchus destroy the Ming dynasty. Koxinga, the ...Read Review
By Benet Brandreth -
Venice. Three players, Oldcastle, Hemminges and young William Shakespeare, disguised as the English ambassador and his servants, have discovered a Papal plot against ...Read Review
By Susanna Gregory -
1360, Cambridge. Michaelhouse is facing bankruptcy when word comes that the wealthy Lady of Clare has died and a hinted-at legacy could save the ...Read Review
By Liz Trenow -
This quiet novel centers on a gentle romance set against the backdrop of the silk industry in 1760s London. Inspired by the unknown ...Read Review
By Sarah King -
In winter 1632, Jennet Sellers arrives at her cousins’ Lancashire farm. Only she and the cousins know that as a child she gave the ...Read Review
By Emma Hornby -
In the 1850s, Sally, a workhouse orphan, is sold for one shilling to Joseph Goden to be his wife, and so Sally’s ...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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