Good medieval books? And go….
The Last Hours.
Bob Russell, did you realise before you started reading it that there was a part 2? ? I didn’t, that was a surprise! I have just finished the second book (The Turn of Midnight) and looks like there will be a Part 3!
@Sandra No, I did not! I just ordered the second part.
Anything by Sharon Kay Penman…???
Sun in splendour by Sharon Penman or any of her books.
Margaret George’s Autobiography of King Henry the VIII or any of hers.
Here be Dragons is also excellent!
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Yes yes yes one of my favorites
Also after Pillars, he continued the story with World Without End and A Column of Fire. Marina Saldaris, did you read those?
Yes! Loved them all!
The Century Trilogy by him is also very good! Couldn’t put them down.
The Lost Queen and The Mists of Avalon
If you like mysteries then the Cadfael books by Ellis Peters are amazing! Also check out The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco!!
This might fall slightly outside your timeframe (but what’s 100 years in the course of 1,000? ?) but Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks was really good. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4965
❤️thank you all! So excited to get started.
The Matthew Shardlake series by CJ Sansom. The first book is Dissolution.
The name of the rose, by Umberto Eco
Follett, Sansom, ‘The Last Hours’ and ‘The Turn of Midnight’ by Minette Walters.
The Rhetoric of Death by Judith Rock Pagan’s Crusade by Catherine Jinks
Pillars of the earth
Fiction only? I just finished Ruth Goodman’s “How to Behave Badly in Elizabethean England” which was a guide to vice and offense in the 15 to 1600s. It was pretty amusing lol
Anything by Phillipa Gregory and Allison Weir
I just started “Katherine” by Anya Seton a couple of nights ago and thought of your post. It’s about Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt. I’m not very far into it, but so far it’s good, and the author does a good job of putting you back into the era.
@Kathy I love Katherine! After I read it, I got all Anya Seton’s books and loved them too!
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