Historical fiction: The Wars of the Roses
A list containing historical books set during the period of the Wars of the Roses (1455–1485).
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message 1: by Julia (new)

Julia These books are not set in the Wars of the Roses, so they don't belong on this list: Death Comes to Pemberley, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Pure White and Deadly, The Paris Wife, Jane Eyre, Schindler's List, and Wuthering Heights.


message 2: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Got them.


message 3: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Wondering about My Lord John by Heyer. Isn't that an earlier period?


message 4: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Jul 27, 2013 08:35PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I think that one is about one of Henry V's half-brothers, so probably.


message 5: by Julia (new)

Julia The Kingmaker's Daughter at #33 and #65 appear to be the same book. Is there a way to combine duplicates?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads That should have gotten it.


message 7: by Dawn (last edited Nov 08, 2013 12:07AM) (new)

Dawn Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "I think that one is about one of Henry V's half-brothers, so probably."

Checked his dates--he died in 1435, so outside the designated range.

So are Anya Seton's Katherine, the other 2 books on Katherine Swynford, Costain's Three Edwards, Within the Hollow Crown, and probably Crown in Candlelight (as much I like that book). Oh, and a book called 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory also doesn't quite fit.


message 8: by Misfit (new)

Misfit I see some non-fiction titles on this list, which is titled "historical fiction". That would indicate novels only?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed: The Royal Kidnapping, which from the blurb has a modern setting.


message 10: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Removed: The Royal Kidnapping, which from the blurb has a modern setting."

Looks like someone has been spamming the lists. Historical fiction it's not.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/user_v...


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