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By Elizabeth Fremantle -
Queen Elizabeth I is ageing and without an heir. Arbella Stuart, niece to Mary Queen of Scots, is first in line for the ...Read Review
By Nicholas Salaman -
During the reign of Henry I, King of England and Duke of Normandy, Bertold, the bastard son of a Count, is sent as ...Read Review
By Clare Kane -
Recently wed couple, Will and Amelia Graves, arrive in Shanghai in 1931 where Will takes up a post as translator at the British Consulate. ...Read Review
By A. J. Mackenzie -
Late on a moonless night in Kent in 1796, Reverend Hardcastle opens the rectory door to find a man shot, dying, whispering four mysterious ...Read Review
By Kate Griffin -
This is the second of Kate Griffin’s novels featuring Kitty Peck, a young woman living in Victorian Limehouse. Kitty has risen from ...Read Review
By Shirley McKay -
Hew Cullen is a landowner and lawyer from Saint Andrews who finds himself – not entirely through his own volition – in London in the ...Read Review
By Kate Mosse -
Published 2015Published 2016
Connie is a self-possessed young woman living in an isolated house at the edge of flooding water meadows in Sussex. She is coping ...Read Review
By Andrea H. Japp - By Katherine Gregor (trans.) - By Lorenza Garcia (trans.) -
Across these two volumes, translated from the original French, Andrea Japp tells the story of Lady Agnes de Souarcy, who we meet at ...Read Review
By Richard Barber -
Henry II ruled from 1154 to 1189, and there was a long stretch of peace in England during his reign. This miniature biography in the ...Read Review
By Joanna Courtney -
In 1055, Edyth Alfgarsdottir is the young daughter of a Saxon Earl at the court of King Edward, where she is befriended by Harold ...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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