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Murder Most Royal: The Story of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard

The Tudor Saga #5

by Jean Plaidy

One powerful king. Two tragic queens.

In the court of Henry VIII, it was dangerous for a woman to catch the king’s eye. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard were cousins. Both were beautiful women, though very...

Madame Serpent: A Catherine de'

The Catherine De Medici Trilogy #1

by Jean Plaidy

Fourteen-year-old Catherine de' Medici arrives in Marseilles to marry Henry, Duke of Orleans, second son of the King of France. The brokenhearted Catherine has left her true love in Italy, forced into trading...

The Twelfth Enchantment: A Novel

by David Liss

Lucy Derrick is a young woman of good breeding and poor finances. After the death of her beloved father, she becomes the unwanted boarder of her tyrannical uncle, fending off marriage to a local mill owner....

The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr

Ladies in Waiting #2

by Sandra Byrd

What she sees in secret, she may not tell.

Mistress Juliana St. John is the lovely, forthright daughter of a prosperous knight’s family. Though all expect her to marry the son of her late father’s business...

The Merry Monarch's Wife: The Story of Catherine of Braganza

Queens of England #9

by Jean Plaidy

Charles II is restored to the English throne, and his court is lively and even scandalous. The country is eager for succession to be clear and certain: The next king will be the son of Charles II and his queen,...

The Last Boleyn: A Novel

by Karen Harper

She Survived Her Own Innocence, and the Treachery of Europe’s Royal Courts

Greed, lust for power, sex, lies, secret marriages, religious posturing, adultery, beheadings, international intrigue, jealousy, treachery,...

The Price of Glory

Nathan Peake #3

by Seth Hunter

Captain Nathan Peake’s adventures continue as he charts a perilous course into the dangerous waters of post-Revolutionary Paris. There, he encounters two of the most beautiful and scandalous courtesans in...

Dead Reckoning

Richard Delancey #6

by C. Northcote Northcote Parkinson

Captain Richard Delancey heads for the East Indies on the 32-gun frigate Laura to take part in the capture of the Cape of Good Hope. His ingenious tactics gain the attention of his superiors, who recruit him...

So Near So Far

Richard Delancey #5

by C. Northcote Northcote Parkinson

Richard Delancey is soon called into action once more, as Britain prepares for the threat of a new French assault. Disturbing rumors are circulating about Napoleon's new weapons of war: vessels driven by steam-engines,...

Touch and Go

Richard Delancey #4

by C. Northcote Northcote Parkinson

With his Royal Navy commission in hand, Richard Delancey is posted to Gibraltar to command the sloop Merlin for convoy protection in the Mediterranean. Overcoming problems with his crew, Delancey quickly proves...

The Fireship

Richard Delancey #3

by C. Northcote Northcote Parkinson

Having obtained a position on the Glatton, Richard Delancey is soon to see action in the Battle of Camperdown. But the Nore and Spithead mutinies intervene to upset the course of his career.

Devil to Pay

Richard Delancey #2

by C. Northcote Northcote Parkinson

A lieutenant's rank belying his undistinguished naval career, Richard Delancey finds that his fluency in French lands him a secret mission, but to his chagrin, it goes awry.

The Guernseyman

Richard Delancey #1

by C. Northcote Northcote Parkinson

Richard Delancey, inadvertently embroiled in Liverpool labor riots, sidesteps punishment by "volunteering" for the Navy. Ranked as a midshipman, he is no sooner aboard than his ship sails for the port of New...

The Tide of War

Nathan Peake #2

by Seth Hunter

Newly-promoted Captain Nathan Peake has been dispatched to the Caribbean to take command of the British navy's latest frigate, the 32-gun Unicorn, a ship with an already tragic history of mutiny and murder....

Ramage's Prize

The Lord Ramage #5

by Dudley Pope

The West Indian bases are desperate: post vessels—a vital communications link between England and the West Indies in the war against France—are mysteriously disappearing and no packets have arrived with orders...

Governor Ramage R. N.

The Lord Ramage #4

by Dudley Pope

Lieutenant Lord Ramage, in command of the Triton brig, is escorting a convoy from Barbados to Jamaica, normally a routine and tedious chore. But this time Ramage has to be especially vigilant to guard the convoy's...

The King's Own

by Captain Frederick Marryat

William Seymour grows up on shipboard in the Royal Navy, after his father is hanged during the mutiny at the Nore (1797), and later, he is impressed into the crew of a daring smuggler. This amusing and exciting...

With All Despatch

Richard Bolitho #10

by Alexander Kent

It is 1792, over ten years since Britain's defeat by the American colonies, and the bitter humiliation still sticks in the Admiralty's craw. Now brutal smugglers, many of them naval deserters, occupy the Channel,...

To Glory We Steer

Richard Bolitho #7

by Alexander Kent

Portsmouth, 1782. His Britannic Majesty's frigate, Phalarope, is ordered to assist the hard-pressed squadrons in the Caribbean. Aboard is her new commander—Richard Bolitho. To all appearances the Phalarope...

Tom Cringle's Log

by Michael Scott

At thirteen, Tom Cringle enters the Royal Navy as a midshipman. Assigned at first to service in home water, Tom is soon transferred to the exotic Caribbean where war, piracy, smuggling, and slave running are...