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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Kate Emerson -
When you are lady in waiting to three of Henry VIII’s queens, there is a very fine line you must walk in ...Read Review
By Lynn Cullen -
The Creation of Eve is Cullen’s first foray into adult fiction, and it is quite a promising beginning. The story starts in ...Read Review
By Warwick Collins -
In 1592, young playwright William Shakespeare was forced on hiatus out of London due to threats of the plague. Returning to the patronage of ...Read Review
By D.L. Bogdan -
This is another Tudor novel, this time seen from the perspective of Mary Howard, cousin and lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn, and (briefly) wife ...Read Review
By Jen Black -
The border country between England and Scotland is a lawless and dangerous place in the mid-16th century, so when Harry Wharton, travelling ...Read Review
By Margaret Mallory -
Noblewomen of the early 1400s are accustomed to being political pawns in dynastic struggles. Isobel’s father wed her as a child to ...Read Review
By Mitchell James Kaplan -
In 1492, three events would change Iberia and change the world: Isabella and Ferdinand’s reconquest of Muslim Granada, the expulsion of the Jews ...Read Review
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles -
Fifteenth-century England was a time of tremendous change. As the Wars of the Roses raged on, a new middle class emerged, comprised mainly ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
As an actor with a traveling company, Joliffe has played many roles. But when the Bishop Beaufort asks him to play the spy, ...Read Review
By Marina Fiorato -
In her latest novel, Fiorato brings us a lively, face-paced blend of history, art, and romance. Set in Renaissance Italy in 1482 during the ...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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