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The King's Daughter

Thornleigh #2

by Barbara Kyle Kensington Books (December 01, 2010)

Upon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile. Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform...


The King's Curse

The Cousins' War #6, The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #7

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (September 09, 2014)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the acclaimed Starz series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII's stratospheric rise to...


The Confession of Katherine Howard

by Suzannah Dunn HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

From Suzannah Dunn, the critically acclaimed author of The Queen of Subtleties, The Sixth Wife and The Queen’s Sorrow, comes the tragic, gripping, and intensely moving story of Katherine Howard—the fifth...


The Miniaturist

by Jessie Burton Ecco (August 26, 2014)

Now a television miniseries, as seen on Masterpiece on PBS

Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam—a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion—a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering...


The Venetian Bargain

by Marina Fiorato St. Martin's Griffin (April 07, 2014)

Venice, 1576. Five years after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto, a ship steals unnoticed into Venice bearing a deadly cargo. A man, more dead than alive, disembarks and staggers into...


Sedition

by Katharine Grant Henry Holt and Co. (March 31, 2014)

"Extremely impressive . . . . A wonderful read from a born storyteller." --Chris Cleave, New York Times bestselling author of Little Bee

"A wicked sense of humor . . . . Subversive and thrilling . . . It will...


The Secret Life of William Shakespeare

by Jude Morgan St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2014)

Named One of Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Books of 2014

There are so few established facts about how the son of a glove maker from Warwickshire became one of the greatest writers of all time that some people doubt...


Fire the Sky

Contact: the Battle for America #2

by W. Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear Pocket Books (February 15, 2011)

New York Times bestselling novelists W. Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear have long been considered the foremost chroniclers of early Native American life. Now, in a critically acclaimed, sweeping new series,...


Last Refuge of Scoundrels: A Revolutionary Novel

by Paul Lussier Grand Central Publishing (February 08, 2001)

Early critical acclaim from Pulitzer Prize-winning scholars and best-selling authors Studs Terkel, Jonathan Kozol, Robert Coles, Howard Zinn, John Ferling and Winston Groom: "Last Refuge of Scoundrels" is the...


Queen Elizabeth's Daughter

by Anne Clinard Barnhill St. Martin's Griffin (March 17, 2014)

From Anne Barnhill, the author of At the Mercy of the Queen, comes the gripping tale of Mary Shelton, Elizabeth I's young cousin and ward, set against the glittering backdrop of the Elizabethan court

Mistress...


Artemis

Thomas Kydd #2

by Julian Stockwin Scribner (June 15, 2010)

With Kydd, Julian Stockwin introduced us to a young wig-maker from Guildford who was kidnapped and pressed into duty with the tempestuous crew of the Duke William battle ship. Now, Thomas Paine Kydd is back...


Mutiny: A Kydd Novel

Thomas Kydd #4

by Julian Stockwin Scribner (November 01, 2007)

In the grand tradition of Patrick O'Brian, this new installment in Julian Stockwin's epic Napoleonic-era naval adventure series re-creates one of history's most notorious naval insurrections.

With all the wind-whipped...


The Boleyn Wife

by Brandy Purdy Kensington Books (February 01, 2010)

Shy, plain Lady Jane Parker feels out of place in Henry VIII's courtly world of glamour and intrigue--until she meets the handsome George Boleyn. Overjoyed when their fathers arrange a match, her dreams of a...


The Story of Land and Sea

by Katy Simpson Smith Harper (August 26, 2014)

Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family—fathers and daughters, mother and son, master...


Girl on the Golden Coin

by Marci Jefferson Thomas Dunne Books (February 10, 2014)

Impoverished and exiled to the French countryside after the overthrow of the English Crown, Frances Stuart survives merely by her blood-relation to the Stuart Royals. But in 1660, the Restoration of the Stuart...


Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

by Sandra Gulland Atria Books (May 04, 2002)

In the second novel in the acclaimed Josephine B. Trilogy, Sandra Gulland offers a sweeping yet intimate portrayal of the political and personal struggles of the wife of the most powerful man in the world.

Tales...


All the Queen's Players

by Jane Feather Pocket Books (April 13, 2010)

At Queen Elizabeth's palace, intrigue abounds. And when a naive girl with a gift for keen observation enters the court, she can hardly imagine the role she will play in bringing England--indeed, the whole of...


The Queen's Dwarf

by Ella March Chase Thomas Dunne Books (January 20, 2014)

A richly imagined, gorgeously written historical novel set in the Stuart court featuring a unique hero: Jeffrey Hudson, a dwarf tasked with spying on the beautiful but vulnerable queen

It's 1629, and King Charles...


Seaflower

Thomas Kydd #3

by Julian Stockwin Scribner (June 23, 2008)

Internationally bestselling author Julian Stockwin's seafaring hero, young Thomas Kydd, comes of age in this epic naval adventure set in the Great Age of Sail.

Writing in the sweeping tradition of Patrick O'Brian...


Victus

by Albert Sánchez Piñol, Daniel Hahn & Thomas Bunstead Harper (September 09, 2014)

A #1 international bestseller reminiscent of the works of Roberto Bolaño, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and Edward Rutherford—a page-turning historical epic, set in early eighteenth-century Spain, about a military mastermind...


Kydd

Thomas Kydd #1

by Julian Stockwin Scribner (August 30, 2001)

From internationally bestselling author Julian Stockwell comes a dramatic story closely based on real events following one man’s journey as he becomes a true sailor and defender of Britain.

Europe is ablaze...


The King's Pleasure: A Novel of Katharine of Aragon

by Norah Lofts Touchstone (December 02, 2008)

Norah Lofts's tales of royal Britain have stood the test of time.

This international bestseller powerfully tells of the life of Katharine of Aragon, from her childhood in Spain to her reign and downfall in England...


The Queen's Dollmaker

by Christine Trent Kensington Books (January 01, 2010)

On the brink of revolution, with a tide of hate turned against the decadent royal court, France is in turmoil--as is the life of one young woman forced to leave her beloved Paris. After a fire destroys her home...


The Spanish Queen

by Carolly Erickson St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2013)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife and mother of Mary I

When young Catherine of Aragon,...


The White Princess

The Cousins' War #5, The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #5

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (July 23, 2013)

Adapted for the STARZ original series, The White Princess.

Love to the Death.

When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house--Elizabeth...


The Fort

by Bernard Cornwell HarperCollins (September 28, 2010)

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell—one of the greatest yet little-known skirmishes of the Revolution: the Penobscot Expedition, a battle that would reveal the true character of a legendary...


The Guardship

by James L. Nelson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Shortly after Thomas Marlowe's arrival in Williamsburg, Virginia, all in that newfound capital city are speaking his name. With the bounty from his years as a pirate--a life he intends to renounce and keep forever...


To Serve A King

by Donna Russo Morin Kensington Books (February 01, 2011)

From her earliest days, Genevieve Gravois has known one fact above all: Francis I, king of France, is her enemy. Raised by her embittered aunt after her parents' deaths, Genevieve has been schooled in things...


Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I

Ladies in Waiting #3

by Sandra Byrd Howard Books (April 09, 2013)

From the acclaimed author of To Die For comes a stirring novel told through a groundbreaking point of view that sheds light on Elizabeth I and her court.

In 1565, seventeen-year-old Elin von Snakenborg leaves...


Queen Jezebel

The Catherine De Medici Trilogy #3

by Jean Plaidy Atria Books (February 19, 2013)

The final novel in the classic Catherine de' Medici trilogy from Jean Plaidy, the grande dame of historical fiction.

The aging Catherine de' Medici and her sickly son King Charles are hoping to end the violence...


The Chalice: A Novel

The Crown #2

by Nancy Bilyeau Gallery Books (March 05, 2013)

In the midst of England's Reformation, a young novice will risk everything to defy the most powerful men of her era.

In 1538, England's bloody power struggle between crown and cross threatens to tear the country...


Mistress of My Fate

by Hallie Rubenhold Grand Central Publishing (January 08, 2013)

Set during a period of revolution and turmoil, Mistress of My Fate is the first book in a trilogy about Henrietta Lightfoot, a young woman who was abandoned as a baby and raised alongside her cousins, noble...


The Italian Woman

The Catherine De Medici Trilogy #2

by Jean Plaidy Atria Books (January 01, 2013)

From the grande dame of historical fiction, the second novel in the classic trilogy--back in print after more than twenty years--brilliantly depicts the life of the powerful Queen who was loved by few and feared...


Blood Royal

by Harold Robbins & Junius Podrug Forge Books (October 02, 2006)

Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Wales, was an ordinary young woman who was picked to be the future queen. Her wedding was a worldwide sensation. But she was deceived and betrayed before the honeymoon was...


The Queen's Gamble

Thornleigh #4

by Barbara Kyle Kensington Books (December 01, 2012)

Young Queen Elizabeth I's path to the throne has been a perilous one, and already she faces a dangerous crisis. French troops have landed in Scotland to quell a rebel Protestant army, and Elizabeth fears once...


The Gilded Lily

by Deborah Swift St. Martin's Griffin (November 26, 2012)

A spellbinding historical novel of beauty and greed and surprising redemption

England, 1660. Ella Appleby believes she is destined for better things than slaving as a housemaid and dodging the blows of her drunken...


The Chronicles of Downton Abbey

by Matthew Sturgis, Jessica Fellowes & Julian Fellowes St. Martin's Press (November 12, 2012)

The Chronicles of Downtown Abbey: A New Era is a perfect gift book for fans of the Emmy Award-winning series and feature film, inviting readers inside the third season.

The Great War has ended, but Downton Abbey...


The Unfaithful Queen

by Carolly Erickson St. Martin's Press (September 17, 2012)

From New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII, a novel about Catherine Howard, wife of Henry's later years

Amid the turbulent, faction-ridden late reign of the fearsome Henry, eager high-spirited...


Bring Up the Bodies

Thomas Cromwell #2

Man Booker Prize 2012, Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2012

by Hilary Mantel Henry Holt and Co. (May 07, 2012)

Winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize

Winner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year Award

The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of...


Shadow Patriots

by Lucia St. Clair Robson Forge Books (July 31, 2006)

Told with historical accuracy and incredible attention to period detail, Lucia St. Clair Robson's Shadow Patriots recreates America at its youngest and describes with vivid intensity the men and women who bravely...


A Place of Greater Safety

by Hilary Mantel Holt Paperbacks (November 13, 2006)

The story of three young provincials of no great heritage who together helped to destroy a way of life and, in the process, destroyed themselves: Camille Desmoulins, bisexual and beautiful, charming, erratic,...


The Giant, O'Brien

by Hilary Mantel Henry Holt and Co. (June 11, 2007)

New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year

London, 1782: center of science and commerce, home to the newly rich and the desperately poor. In the midst of it all...


At the Mercy of the Queen

by Anne Clinard Barnhill St. Martin's Griffin (January 02, 2012)

A sweeping tale of sexual seduction and intrigue at the court of Henry VIII, At the Mercy of the Queen is a rich and dramatic debut historical about Madge Shelton, cousin and lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn.

At...


The Favored Queen

by Carolly Erickson St. Martin's Press (September 26, 2011)

From The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, who married him only days after the execution of Anne...


The Daughter of Siena

by Marina Fiorato St. Martin's Griffin (May 09, 2011)

Amid the intrigue and danger of 18th-century Italy, a young woman becomes embroiled in romance and treachery with a rider in the Palio, the breathtaking horse race set in Siena....

It's 1729, and the Palio, a...


As Above, So Below

by Rudy Rucker Forge Books (November 14, 2003)

Peter Bruegel's paintings---a peasant wedding in a barn, hunters in the snow, a rollicking street festival, and many others---have long defined our idea of everyday life in sixteenth century Europe. They are...


The Heretic's Wife

by Brenda Rickman Vantrease St. Martin's Press (July 18, 2011)

From the bestselling author of The Illuminator comes a magnificent tale about the power of love and the perils of faith

Tudor England is a perilous place for booksellers Kate Gough and her brother John, who...


The Religion

by Tim Willocks Sarah Crichton Books (April 28, 2008)

This is what we dream of: to be so swept away, so poleaxed by a book that the breath is sucked right out of us. Brace yourselves.

May 1565. Suleiman the Magnificent, emperor of the Ottomans, has declared a jihad...


The Devil's Queen

by Jeanne Kalogridis St. Martin's Press (July 20, 2009)

From Jeanne Kalogridis, the bestselling author of I, Mona Lisa and The Borgia Bride, comes a new novel that tells the passionate story of a queen who loved not wisely . . . but all too well.

Confidante of Nostradamus,...


Rival to the Queen

by Carolly Erickson St. Martin's Press (August 01, 2011)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a novel about the bitter rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and her fascinating cousin, Lettice Knollys, for the love of one extraordinary...