Tag Archives: Tudor England

Book Review: Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

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Shakespeare. Tudor England. Political intrigue. Religious bigotry. Love triangles. Sword fights, drunken brawls, and backstabbing enemies. Hypocrites abound. The Greatman’s plays come to life. No one does historical fiction better than Bernard Cornwell. In his latest book, Fools and Mortals, … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Murder Too Soon (A Tudor mystery) by Michael Jecks

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Our recalcitrant near-do-well Jack Blackjack, is ordered by his patron to murder a Lady-in-Waiting to the Lady Elizabeth. A survivor of the rebellion against Queen Mary, Jack is only too happy to leave the confines,  and dangers (in the guise … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Deadly Betrothal by Fiona Buckley (Ursula Blanchard #15)

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Ursula Blanchard is summoned back to Court, and is immediately thrust into the intrigues surrounding the question of Queen Elizabeth’s possible marriage to a French noble. So begins the latest novel by Fiona Buckley, A Deadly Betrothal. The illegitimate daughter … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clash of Spheres by P.F. Chisholm

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Based upon real events and real people, the latest by P.F. Chisholm is a wonderful addition to the reading lists of anyone who enjoys historical fiction, political machinations, espionage, and murder mysteries.  Using the actual diaries of Sir Robert Carey, … Continue reading

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