Book List in Order: 10 titles

  • There are periods in history when things are seen dimly as through a veil. Such were the years from 1377 to 1485. During this time the Chronicles were silent and the sources of information few. And yet these were eventful years, filled with important...


  • Thomas B. Costain's four-volume history of the Plantagenets begins with THE CONQUERING FAMILY and the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, closing with the reign of John in 1216. The troubled period after the Norman Conquest, when th...


  • The Magnificent Century, the second volume of Costain's A History of the Plantagenets, covers Henry III's long and turbulent reign, from 1216 to 1272. During his lifetime Henry was frequently unpopular, unreliable and inconsistent. Yet his reign s...


  • THE THREE EDWARDS, third in Thomas B. Costain's survey of Britain under the Plantagenets, covers the years between 1272 and 1377 when three Edwards ruled England. Edward I brought England out of the Middle Ages. Edward II had a tragic reign but gave ...


  • A STORY OF SPECTACULAR BEAUTY, POWER, AND SPIRITUAL INSIGHT Here is the story of Basil of Antioch, a young and skilled artisan purchased from slavery to create a decorative casing for the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper. Throughout the barb...


  • Time was strangely rolled back 700 years so that he was hearing an account of those stirring, violent events in England and Europe that led to Magna Charta and thus contributed so much to the liberties of future generations: with a story, most of it ...


  • With a keen ear for the rolling echoes of history, and an uparalleled eye for the color and excitement of the past, Thomas B. Costain has fashioned a romantic adventure spanning continents and generations. The action centers around the bizarre Wat...


  • With the thunder of ships' guns and white-capped waves of the rolling seas, Thomas B. Costain weaves a colorful tapestry of suspense and adventure at the time of James I. They were called the Free Rovers, these lusty English sea captains who roame...


  • My previous books have been built around historical characters, men who had accomplished rather remarkable things but had been almost completely forgotten. I started 'The Black Rose' with three great men in mind. One was a king of England, the grea...






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