Posted in 16th Century

Symbols and Emblems of the French Monarchy in 16th Century France

I first read of Diane de Poitiers in 2006 in a book by Diane Haeger titled Courtesan. I was intrigued…

Posted in 16th Century Reviews Tudor

review: The Tudor Secret

The Tudor Secret by C. W. Gortner England, Summer 1553: Brendan Prescott, a foundling serving in the household of the…

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review: The Queen’s Vow

The Queen’s Vow by C. W. Gortner Isabella of Castile is classically remembered as an indomitable queen and a byword…

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review: The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C. W. Gortner C. W. Gortner has once again taken a controversial historical…