11th Century Books
Owls of Gloucester
Edward Marston, 2000
Period: Late 11th century.
The Adventures of Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret, agents of William The Conqueror, working on the Domesday Book. Where ever they go, there are dead bodies.
14th Century Books
Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco, written 1980
Two monks must stop a series of bizarre murders in a monastery. This is a slow and convoluted book; to understand it you require a guide such as 'The Key to 'The Name of the Rose'".
A movie version was released starring Sean Connery.
Key to "The Name of the Rose"
Adele J. Haft, Jane G.
White and Robert J, White, 1999
A guide to "The Name of the Rose" including translations from other languages and background information.
15th Century Books
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream Francesco Colona
translated by Joscelyn Godwin,
A fantasy love story/quest in a world half renaissance, half classical pagan. The author provided 174 engravings of a world of architecture and pagan imagery.
16th Century Books
Edward Marston, written
1989 Period: 1588
The first of many mysteries involving Nicolas Bracewell, book holder to an English theater company.
17th Century Books
written 1996. Period: 1620. First in a series.
Alatriste, an unemployed Spanish soldier, is hired to assassinate two high ranking foreigners. Neither his employers nor the victims are what they seem.
The second Diego Alatriste
Edward Marstan, written
2003 Period: 1669
The first of the Mysteries involving Christopher Redmayne, an architect in London after the great fire of 1666.
Alexandre Dumas (Sr),
written 1845 Period: 1640
The first of the famous Musketeer Books.
Reviews (Non Fiction)
True Story of D'ARTAGNAN, PORTHOS,ARAMIS & ATHOS
Kari Maund and Phil Nanson,
Covers the true history of D'Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis, Athos, de Treville. Light coverage of Rochefort, Mazarin, Richelieu, Henri IV, Louis XIII, Louis XIV, Anne of Austria. Includes history of the King's Musketeer Companies and their use in the wars of the 17th Century. Also includes a short history of the Musketeer novels and movies.
This book is highly recommended.
of Austria Queen of France
Ruth Kleinman, 1985
Anne was the wife of Louis XIII and the mother of Louis XIV. For years she and her Minister Mazarin ruled France. She is one of the standard characters of Musketeer movies.
de Medici Renaissance Queen of France
Leonie Frieda, 2003
France of the 16th century is basically the story of Catherine de Medici. Catharine, her husband Francis I and her three sons ruled France for almost the entire century.
Island at the Center of the World : The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan, the
Forgotten Colony that Shaped America
An excellent read of pure history.
Russell Shorto, 2004
The forgotten history of New Amsterdam, the Dutch colony set in the territory of the Virginia Company.
An excellent read of pure history.
Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road 1567-1659
Jeffrey Parker 2004
How Spain in the south of Europe maintained an army (the 'Army of Flanders') in the north of Europe for 80 years.
James B. Wood 1996 The
organization of the French army in the 2nd half of the 16th Century.
of the 16th Century - The Armies of England, Scotland, Ireland, the United
Provinces and the Spanish Netherlands 1487-1609
Ian Heath, 1997
Covers organization, battles, weapons, ranks. Illustrations from period sources.
All On Fire
Women of the English Civil War
Alison Plowdon, 1998.
The author tells the stories of some of the women of the English Civil War. Queen Henrietta Maria, who had to hide in a ditch to escape a naval bombardment and later arranged for smugglers to ship arms to the King.
ant the Birth of the American Dream
Dorothy and Thomas
The life and adventures of Captain John Smith and his effect on the English colonies in the new world.
Land As God Made It
and the Birth of America
James Horn, 2005
The early history of Jamestown, The first successful English settlement in what would become the United States.
Exercises or the Doctrine of Handy-Works
Joseph Moxon, 1680. 454
A DIY manual covering blacksmithing, woodworking and house building.
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