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By Terence Morgan -
The title of the book refers to Hans Memling the painter (1430 – 1494), the central character. With the Duke of Burgundy as his powerful patron, ...Read Review
By John Stubbs -
There is a large body of writing about the English Civil War, the events leading up to it and the Cromwellian aftermath. However, ...Read Review
By Johanna Lindsey -
Lady Rebecca Marshall has been appointed a Maid of Honour at Queen Victoria’s court. For a young woman of eighteen this was ...Read Review
By James Holland -
Published 2010Published 2011
James Holland has chosen May 1939 as the start of the Battle of Britain for this excellent study of a crucial time in British (...Read Review
By Douglas Jackson -
September AD 59. In order to obtain the necessary military experience to make a career in politics, Tribune Gaius Valerius Verrens has a place ...Read Review
By Sian Busby -
The book opens in the winter of 1843. It is a time of political turmoil, with the threat of revolution hanging in the air. ...Read Review
By Imogen Robertson -
London 1781. Gentlewoman Harriet Westerman and reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther have gained a surprising reputation in the field of criminal investigation. When a body ...Read Review
By Alex Rutherford -
The novel opens three months after the death of the first Moghul Emperor, and the coronation of his son, Humayan. Right from the ...Read Review
By A.L. Berridge -
1636 – the height of the Thirty Years War. As the story opens, Spanish armies invade King Louis XIII’s France. The sleepy border village ...Read Review
By Richard Miles -
In the 3rd and 4th centuries before Christ, Carthage was a powerful city state on the North African coast. The author begins by ...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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