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Merrie Olde England — the phrase conjures up gallant knights, fair ladies, courtly love and, of course, Robin Hood. Perhaps more accurately it was a time of wars, disease, superstition and religious persecution. What a treasure trove for authors! For betrayal, intrigue, seductions and treachery you can’t beat the Kings and Queens of England. Here are some of my favorites, in chronological order. Some books deal directly with royalty, others are on the periphery. What novels do you like set during this time period?
Top 10 Books Set in Merrie Olde England
Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman (Richard I)
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (Richard I/John)
Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman (John)
The Plantagenets (York & Lancaster)
The Queen’s Secret by Jean Plaidy (Henry V)
The Lady of The Rivers by Philippa Gregory (Henry VI)
Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman (Edward IV/Richard III)
Daughter of Time by Josephine They (Richard III)
The Thistle And The Rose by Jean Plaidy (Henry VII/Henry VIII)
Heretic by Henry Vyner Brooks (Henry VIII)
To Die For by Sandra Byrd (Henry VIII)
The Tudor Secret by C. W. Gortner (Edward VI)