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Click on the links below to find a particular historical book review. Books are divided into fiction and non-fiction and are listed in date of review published. All links open in a new window.


‘Isabella of Castile: Europe’s First Great Queen’ by Giles Tremlett

‘The White King: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr’ by Leanda de Lisle

‘Joan of Arc and The Great Pity of the Land of France’ by Moya Longstaffe

‘Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester’ by Nicola Tallis

‘Richard, Duke of York’ by Matthew Lewis

‘Edward II the Man – A Doomed Inheritance’ by Stephen Spinks

‘Young and Damned and Fair: The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of King Henry VIII’ by Gareth Russell

‘Anne Boleyn: Adultery, Heresy, Desire’ by Amy Licence

‘Pustules, Pestilence and Pain: Tudor Treatments and Ailments of Henry VIII’ by Seamus O’Caellaigh

‘Girolamo Savonarola: The Renaissance Preacher’ by Samantha Morris

‘Mary: Tudor Princess’ by Tony Riches

‘The House of Beaufort’ by Nathen Amin (Highly recommended)

‘Owen Tudor’ by Terry Breverton

‘The Reluctant Ambassador’ by Dan O’Sullivan

‘The Nevills of Middleham’ by K.L Clark

‘The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor: Elizabeth I, Thomas Seymour, and the Making of a Virgin Queen’ by Elizabeth Norton

‘Catherine of Aragon: An Intimate Life of Henry VIII’s True Wife’ by Amy Licence (Highly recommended)

‘The Black Prince of Florence’ by Catherine Fletcher (Highly recommended)

‘In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII’ by Sarah Morris and Natalie Grueninger

‘Prince Arthur – The King Who Never Was’ by Sean Cunningham

‘Edward IV: Glorious Son of York’ by Jeffrey James

‘Heroines of the Medieval World’ by Sharon Bennett Connolly

‘The Black Prince’ by Michael Jones

‘The Templars’ by Dan Jones

‘The King’s Pearl’ by Melita Thomas

‘Game of Queens’ by Sarah Gristwood

‘The Survival of the Princes of the Tower’ by Matthew Lewis (Highly recommended)

‘Queens of the Conquest’ by Alison Weir (Highly recommended)


‘The Raven’s Widow: A Novel of Jane Boleyn’ by Adrienne Dillard

‘Jane the Quene’ by Janet Wertman

‘The Woman in the Shadows’ by Carol McGrath

‘The Last Tudor’ by Philippa Gregory