Posted in 15th Century First Line Friday Tudor

First Line Friday: The Tudor Bride

“The grey-green sea looked hungry as it lapped and chewed on the English shore, voracious, like the monsters mapmakers paint…

Posted in 15th Century Reviews

review: Daughter of York

History tells us that the intelligent, wealthy, and powerful Margaret of York had everything any woman could want, except for…

Posted in 15th Century Articles Tudor Wars of the Roses

Richard III and the Princes in the Tower Novels

There are three “Princes in the Tower” novels that have intrigued me over the years: To the Tower Born by…

Posted in 15th Century Articles Wars of the Roses

Eleanor Hibbert: Letter about Jane Shore in The Goldsmith’s Wife

Just days after the announcement that confirmed Richard III’s remains were found, I received this correspondence (purchased from a document…

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review: The Star of Lancaster

The Star of Lancaster #11 in the Plantagenet Saga by Jean Plaidy One of the idiosyncrasies of Jean Plaidy’s writing…

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review: Pale Rose of England

Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth This is the story of Perkin Warbeck–who was known as the second pretender…

Posted in 15th Century Wars of the Roses

review: A Rose for the Crown

A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith It’s difficult to write a synopsis for this book because it…

Posted in 15th Century Reviews Wars of the Roses

review: The Sun in Splendour

The Sun in Splendour by Jean Plaidy Elizabeth Woodville is the focus of this detailed account of the Wars of…

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review: The Welsh Healer

The Welsh Healer by Ginger Myrick Wales, late 14th Century—Arlais is a girl of ten when her destiny is foretold…

Posted in 15th Century Reviews Spanish Inquisition

review: El Rey

El Rey: A Novel of Renaissance Iberia by Ginger Myrick In a genre saturated with settings in England, France and…

Posted in 15th Century Art History Reviews

review: Signora da Vinci

Signora da Vinci by Robin Maxwell First of all, I have to say it – this is my favorite Robin…

Posted in 15th Century Reviews Spanish Inquisition

review: By Fire, By Water

By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan 15th century Spain is an era I am not very familiar with,…