Historical Fiction


Henry VII & Elizabeth of York

  • Arnopp, Judith, A Song of Sixpence (2015)
  • Campbell Barnes, Margaret, The Tudor Rose (1953)
  • Gregory, Philippa, The White Princess (2013)
  • Harper, Karen, The Queen’s Confidante (2012)
  • Peters, Maureen, Elizabeth the Beloved (1965)
  • Plaidy, Jean, Uneasy Lies the Head (1982)
  • Stanier, Brookman, Plantagenet Princess (1981)
  • Wilcoxson, Samantha, Plantegent Princess, Tudor Queen (2015)
  • Worth, Sandra, The King’s Daughter (2008)

Margaret Beaufort

  • Arnopp, Judith, The Beaufort Bride (2016)
  • Gower, Iris, Destiny’s Child (1999)
  • Gregory, Philippa, The Red Queen (2010)
  • King, Betty, The King’s Mother (1969)
  • King, Betty, The Lady Margaret (1965)
  • Michael, Livi, Succession (2014)

Henry VIII

  • Castor, H.M., VIII (2010)
  • George, Margaret, The Autobiography of Henry VIII (1986)
  • Plaidy, Jean, The King’s Secret Matter (1962)
  • Peters, Maureen, Henry VIII and his Six Wives (1971)
  • Shakespeare, William, King Henry VIII (1623)

Katherine of Aragon

  • Atkins, Dixie, A Golden Sorrow: Humble and Loyal (2010)
  • Gregory, Philippa, The Constant Princess (2005)
  • Lofts, Norah, The King’s Pleasure (1969)
  • Peters, Maureen, My Catalina (1988)
  • Plaidy, Jean, Katharine the Virgin Widow (1961)
  • Plaidy, Jean, The Shadow of the Pomegranate (1962)
  • Prince, Alison, Henry VIII’s Wives (2011)
  • Weir, Alison, Katherine of Aragon: the True Queen (2016)

Anne Boleyn

  • Andrews, Lyn, The Queen’s Promise (2012)
  • Anthony, Evelyn, Anne Boleyn (2015)
  • Arnopp, Judith, The Kiss of the Concubine (2016)
  • Atkins, Dixie, A Golden Sorrow: Most Happy (2010)
  • Barnes, Margaret Campbell, Brief Gaudy Hour (1949)
  • Byrd, Sandra, To Die For: a Novel of Anne Boleyn (2011)
  • Dunn, Suzannah, The Queen of Subtleties (2004)
  • Dunn, Wendy, Dear Heart, How Like You This? (2002)
  • Gardner, Laurien, A Lady Raised High (2006)
  • Jones, Hunter S., Phoenix Rising (2015)
  • Kelly, Natalie, The Queen’s Betrayal (2013)
  • Lofts, Norah, The Concubine (1963)
  • Morris, Sarah, Le Temps Viendra, Volumes 1 & 2 (2012)
  • Peters, Maureen, Anne, Rose of Hever (1969)
  • Peters, Maureen, Incredible Fierce Desire (1988)
  • Plaidy, Jean, Murder Most Royal (1949)
  • Plaidy, Jean, The Lady in the Tower (1986)
  • Prince, Alison, Henry VIII’s Wives (2011)
  • Vasoli, Sandra, Struck with the Dart of Love: Je Anne Boleyn (2014)
  • Vasoli, Sandra, Truth Endures: Je Anne Boleyn (2016)

Jane Seymour

  • Atkins, Dixie, A Golden Sorrow: Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves (2011)
  • Dunn, Suzannah, The May Bride (2015)
  • Erickson, Carolly, The Favoured Queen (2011)
  • Gardner, Laurien, Plain Jane: a Novel of Jane Seymour (2006)
  • Haeger, Diane, I, Jane (2012)
  • Perry, V.L. To Obey and Serve (2015)
  • Prince, Alison, Henry VIII’s Wives (2011)
  • Wertman, Janet, Jane the Quene (2016)

Anne of Cleves

  • Atkins, Dixie, A Golden Sorrow: Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves (2011)
  • Barnes, Margaret Campbell, My Lady of Cleves (1946)
  • Cheek, Mavis, Amenable Women (2009)
  • Gregory, Philippa, The Boleyn Inheritance (2006)
  • Prince, Alison, Henry VIII’s Wives (2011)

Katherine Howard

  • Atkins, Dixie, A Golden Sorrow: Katherine Howard and Katherine Parr (2011)
  • Dunn, Suzannah, The Confessions of Katherine Howard (2010)
  • Erickson, Carolly, The Unfaithful Queen (2012)
  • Ford, Ford Madox, The Fifth Queen (1906)
  • Gregory, Philippa, The Boleyn Inheritance (2006)
  • Haeger, Diane, The Queen’s Mistake (2009)
  • Lindsay, Philip, Here Comes the King (1973)
  • Peters, Maureen, Kathryn, the Wanton Queen (1967)
  • Peters, Maureen, Noonday Queen (1988)
  • Plaidy, Jean, Murder Most Royal (1949)
  • Plaidy, Jean, Rose Without a Thorn (1993)
  • Prince, Alison, Henry VIII’s Wives (2011)

Katherine Parr

  • Arnopp, Judith, Intractable Heart (2014)
  • Atkins, Dixie, A Golden Sorrow: Katherine Howard and Katherine Parr (2011)
  • Byrd, Sandra, The Secret Keeper (2012)
  • Dunn, Suzannah, The Sixth Wife (2007)
  • Erickson, Carolly, The Last Wife of Henry VIII (2007)
  • Evans, Jean, Katherine Parr (1972)
  • Fremantle, Elizabeth, Queen’s Gambit (2013)
  • Gregory, Philippa, The Taming of the Queen (2015)
  • Luke, Mary, The Ivy Crown (1984)
  • Peters, Maureen, Wife in Waiting (1989)
  • Plaidy, Jean, The Sixth Wife (1953)
  • Prince, Alison, Henry VIII’s Wives (2011)

Boleyn / Howard Family

  • Bonnette, Darcy, Rivals in the Tudor Court (2011)
  • Bonnette, Darcy, The Secrets of the Tudor Court (2010)
  • Gregory, Philippa, The Other Boleyn Girl (2001)
  • Harper, Karen, The Last Boleyn (2006)
  • Purdy, Emily, The Boleyn Bride (2014)

Mary Duchess of Suffolk & Margaret Queen of Scotland

  • Bogdan, D.L., The Forgotten Queen (2013)
  • Bonnette, Darcey, The Tudor Princess (2014)
  • Caskoden, Edwin, When Knighthood was in Flower (1898)
  • Costain Haycraft, Molly, The Reluctant Queen (1962)
  • Haeger, Diane, The Secret Bride (2008)
  • King, Betty, The Rose Both Red and White (1971)
  • Peters, Maureen, Princess of Desire (1970)
  • Plaidy, Jean, Mary, Queen of France (1964)
  • Plaidy, Jean, The Thistle and the Rose (1963)

Edward VI & Mary I

  • Dunn, Suzannah, The Queen’s Sorrow (2008)
  • Gregory, Philippa, The Queen’s Fool (2004)
  • Hugo, Victor, Marie Tudor (1833)
  • Lane, Jane, Heirs of Squire Harry (1974)
  • Peters, Maureen, Mary the Infamous Queen (1968)
  • Plaidy, Jean, In the Shadow of the Crown (1988)
  • Plaidy, Jean, The Spanish Bridegroom (1954)
  • Purdy, Emily, Mary & Elizabeth (2011)
  • Twain, Mark, The Prince and the Pauper (1881)

Jane Grey

  • Bradford, Karleen, The Nine Days Queen (1986)
  • Chase, Ella March, The Nine Day Queen (2013)
  • Dunn, Suzannah, The Lady of Misrule (2015)
  • Fremantle, Elizabeth, Sisters of Treason (2014)
  • Higginbotham, Susan, Her Highness the Traitor (2012)
  • John Banks, Innocent Usurper (1694)
  • Peters, Maureen, Jewel of the Greys (1972)
  • Purdy, Emily, The Fallen Queen (2013)
  • Rinaldi, Ann, Nine Days a Queen (2005)
  • Weir, Alison, Innocent Traitor (2006)

Robert Dudley & Amy Robsart

  • Plaidy, Jean, Lord Robert (1955)
  • Purdy, Emily, A Court Affair (2012)
  • Scott, Walter, Kenilworth (1821)

Elizabeth I

  • Anthony, Evelyn, Elizabeth (1992)
  • Edwards, Rhoda, None but Elizabeth (1983)
  • George, Margaret, Elizabeth I (2011)
  • Gregory, Philippa, The Virgin’s Lover (2004)
  • Irwin, Margaret, Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain (1953)
  • Irwin, Margaret, Elizabeth: Captive Princess (1948)
  • Irwin, Margaret, Young Bess (1994)
  • Peters, Maureen, England’s Mistress (1991)
  • Peters, Maureen, Much Suspected of Me (1990)
  • Peters, Maureen, Peacock Queen (1972)
  • Peters, Maureen, Proud Bess (1990)
  • Plaidy, Jean, Queen of this Realm (1984)
  • Purdy, Emily, Mary & Elizabeth (2011)
  • Weir, Alison, The Lady Elizabeth (2008)
  • Weir, Alison, The Marriage Game (2014)

Mary Queen of Scots

  • Bowen, Marjorie, The Queen’s Caprice (2016)
  • George, Margaret, Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles (1992)
  • Gregory, Philippa, The Other Queen (2008)
  • Peters, Maureen, Flawed Enchantress (1973)
  • Plaidy, Jean, Royal Road to Fotheringay (1955)
  • Plaidy, Jean, The Captive Queen of Scots (1963)

Tudors – Other

  • Amis, Kingsley, The Alteration (1976) (Reformation alternative history)
  • Arnopp, Judith, The Winchester Goose (2012) (Set in the reign of Henry VIII)
  • Buchan, John, The Blanket of the Dark (2008) (Set in the reign of Henry VIII)
  • Campbell Barnes, Margaret, King’s Fool (2010) (Will Somers)
  • Carrell, Jennifer Lee, The Shakespeare Secret (2008) (William Shakespeare)
  • Dillard, Adrienne, Cor Rotto (2014) (Catherine Carey)
  • Dowers, Laura, The Rebel Earl (2015) (Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex)
  • Dunn, Wendy, The Light in the Labyrinth (2014) (Catherine Carey)
  • Forrester, James, Sacred Treason (2010) (Mystery set in the reign of Elizabeth I, #1)
  • Forrester, James, The Final Sacrament (2012) (Mystery set in the reign of Elizabeth I, #3)
  • Forrester, James, The Roots of Betrayal (2011) (Mystery set in the reign of Elizabeth I, #2)
  • Gregory, Philippa, The King’s Curse (2014) (Margaret Pole)
  • Haeger, Diane, The Queen’s Rival (2012) (Bessie Blount)
  • Harper, Karen, Shakespeare’s Mistress (2011) (Anne Hathaway)
  • Harper, Karen, The Queen’s Governess (2009) (Kat Ashley)
  • Hoyt, Sarah, All Night Awake (2013) (William Shakespeare)
  • Hoyt, Sarah, Any Man So Daring (2013) (William Shakespeare)
  • Hoyt, Sarah, Ill Met by Moonlight (2013) (William Shakespeare)
  • King, Betty, The Lord Jasper (2001) (Jasper Tudor)
  • Longshore, Katherine, Brazen (2014) (Henry Fitzroy)
  • Lynne, V.E., Ambition’s Queen (2013) (Set in the reign of Henry VIII, #2)
  • Lynne, V.E., Court of Traitors (2014) (Set in the reign of Henry VIII, #1)
  • Mantel, Hilary, Bring Up the Bodies (2012) (Thomas Cromwell, #2)
  • Mantel, Hilary, Wolf Hall (2009) (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
  • Parris, S.J., Conspiracy (2016) (Mystery set in the reign of Elizabeth I, #5)
  • Parris, S.J., Heresy (2010) (Mystery set in the reign of Elizabeth I, #1)
  • Parris, S.J., Prophecy (2011) (Mystery set in the reign of Elizabeth I, #2)
  • Parris, S.J., Sacrilege (2012) (Mystery set in the reign of Elizabeth I, #3)
  • Parris, S.J., Treachery (2014) (Mystery set in the reign of Elizabeth I, #4)
  • Peters, Maureen, Curse of the Greys (1974) (Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk)
  • Peters, Maureen, Flower of the Greys (1969) (Catherine Grey, Countess of Hertford)
  • Peters, Maureen, The Queenmaker (1975) (Bess of Hardwick)
  • Plaidy, Jean, Defenders of the Faith (1971) (Set during English Reformation)
  • Plaidy, Jean, St Thomas’s Eve (1954) (Thomas More)
  • Prescott, H.F.M., The Man on a Donkey (1952) (Set in the reign of Henry VIII)
  • Purdy, Emily, The Tudor Wife (2010) (Jane, Lady Rochford)
  • Riches, Tony, Jasper (2016) (Jasper Tudor)
  • Riches, Tony, Owen (2015) (Owen Tudor)
  • Sansom, C.J. Heartstone (2010) (Mystery set in the reign of Henry VIII, #5)
  • Sansom, C.J., Dark Fire (2004) (Mystery set in the reign of Henry VIII, #2)
  • Sansom, C.J., Dissolution (2003) (Mystery set in the reign of Henry VIII, #1)
  • Sansom, C.J., Lamentation (2014) (Mystery set in the reign of Henry VIII, #6)
  • Sansom, C.J., Revelation (2008) (Mystery set in the reign of Henry VIII, #4)
  • Sansom, C.J., Sovereign (2006) (Mystery set in the reign of Henry VIII, #3)
  • Stevens, Anne, Winter King (2013) (Mystery set in the reign of Henry VIII)
  • Tiffany, Grace, My Father had a Daughter (2004) (William Shakespeare)
  • Tiffany, Grace, Will (2005) (William Shakespeare)
  • Tourney, Leonard, Time’s Fool (2004) (William Shakespeare)
  • Weir, Alison, A Dangerous Inheritance (2012) (Catherine Grey)
  • Wilcoxson, Samantha, Faithful Traitor (2016) (Margaret Pole)
  • Wilson, D.K., The Traitor’s Mark (2014) (Hans Holbein)
  • Worth, Sandra, Pale Rose of England (2011) (Set in the reign of Henry VII)
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