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Gillian Bagwell's richly detailed historical novels bring to vivid life England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

"Venus in Winter" based on the first forty years of the life of the formidable four-times widowed dynast Bess of Hardwick, begins with Bess's introduction to the court of Henry VIII just as the king weds Anne of Cleves. Bess quickly learns to navigate the treacherous waters, and survives the turbulent reigns of five Tudor monarchs to become of the most powerful women in the history of England.

"The Darling Strumpet" puts the reader smack in the tumultuous world of seventeenth century London, charting Nell Gwynn's meteoric rise from the grimy slums to triumph as a beloved comic actress, through the cataclysmic years of t...more


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The Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell
" I loved Nell Gwynn. She was misguided in her need for material things. But I still found her to be a very endearing character. "
The Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell
" I’ve always loved books about Charles II, and have often wondered why that period of history is not as well-thumbed as the preceding Tudor period. The Stuart era was just as bloody, turbulent, passionate and packed with fascinating characters, if... " Read more of this review »
Venus in Winter by Gillian Bagwell
" Little is known of the early life of Bess of Hardwick, lady in waiting to Queen Elizabeth I. This novel covers what her life could have been like, based on the few known facts of her life prior to her time with Elizabeth I. From her early days at... " Read more of this review »
Venus in Winter by Gillian Bagwell
" This was a fascinating read about Bess of Hardwick spanning the time period of 1539-1603 in England. I especially enjoyed that this story gave insight into the political upheaval and intrigue of the royal court told through the experience of those... " Read more of this review »
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