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Book List: Moments in History: Ancient & Medieval History

Sachem Public Library

The forest queen / Betsy Cornwell

The forest queen / Betsy Cornwell

A retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley joins her childhood friend Bird, Little Jane, Mae Tuck, and others to become an outlaw fighting for social justice against her brother John, the Sheriff.
Fatal throne : the wives of Henry VIII tell all / M.T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, Lisa Ann Sandell

Fatal throne : the wives of Henry VIII tell all / M.T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, Lisa Ann Sandell

An intimate look at Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard, and the many wives of Henry VIII. Find out how each wife survived or died during the treacherous age of the Tudors.
Crispin. The cross of lead / Avi

Crispin. The cross of lead / Avi

Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.
A cloud of outrageous blue / Vesper Stamper

A cloud of outrageous blue / Vesper Stamper

After her parents' deaths, Edyth is sent to live in a priory, where she begins to make a new life--a life that will be threatened by the approach of the Great Plague.
The orphan's wish / Melanie Dickerson

The orphan's wish / Melanie Dickerson

Orphaned, Aladdin travels from the streets of his Arab homeland to Hagenheim, Germany. He meets Lady Kirstyn, whose father is the powerful Duke of Hagenheim. Despite the difference in their stations, Aladdin quickly becomes Kirstyn's favorite companion. Through his integrity, intelligence, and sheer tenacity, Aladdin earns a position serving as the duke's steward, but eventually decides to leave Hagenheim and seek his fortune. When Lady Kirstyn becomes a pawn in a terrible plot against her father, will Aladdin return in time to save her?
Hood / Jenny Elder Moke

Hood / Jenny Elder Moke

Sixteen-year-old Isabelle learns that she is the daughter of Robin Hood when her mother, Marien, sends her from their priory to get an urgent message to her father, aided by the Merry Men.
The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue / Mackenzi Lee

The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue / Mackenzi Lee

Vowing to make his yearlong escapade across Europe his last hurrah before taking over the family estate, Henry "Monty" Montague and his best friend Percy find themselves in the middle of a dangerous manhunt involving pirates and highwaymen.
Wicked girls : a novel of the Salem witch trials / Stephanie Hemphill

Wicked girls : a novel of the Salem witch trials / Stephanie Hemphill

Wicked Girls is a fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials told from the perspective of three of the real young women living in Salem in 1692. Ann Putnam Jr. plays the queen bee. When her father suggests that a spate of illnesses within the village is the result of witchcraft, Ann grasps her opportunity. She puts in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of the people around her forever.
The forest of stolen girls / June Hur

The forest of stolen girls / June Hur

In 1426 in Joseon, a year after her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of thirteen girls, eighteen-year-old Min Hwani returns to the island of Jeju to pick up his trail with the help of her estranged sister.
In darkness / Nick Lake

In darkness / Nick Lake

In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.
Immortality : a love story / Dana Schwartz

Immortality : a love story / Dana Schwartz

When Hazel becomes the personal physician to Princess Charlotte, the sickly granddaughter of King George III, she is dragged into the glamor and romance of the British court, but she soon realizes malicious forces are at work in the monarchy, and she may be the only one capable of setting things right.
The lantern bearers / Rosemary Sutcliff

The lantern bearers / Rosemary Sutcliff

Instead of leaving with the last of the Roman legions, Aquila, a young officer, decides that his loyalties lie with Britain, and he eventually joins the forces of the Roman-British leader Ambrosius to fight against the Saxon hordes.
The red necklace : a story of the French Revolution / Sally Gardner

The red necklace : a story of the French Revolution / Sally Gardner

In the late eighteenth-century, Sido, the twelve-year-old daughter of a self-indulgent marquis, and Yann, a fourteen-year-old Gypsy orphan raised to perform in a magic show face a common enemy at the start of The French Revolution.
The curse of the mummy : uncovering Tutankhamun's tomb / Candace Fleming

The curse of the mummy : uncovering Tutankhamun's tomb / Candace Fleming

During the reign of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun ruled and died tragically young. In order to send him on his way into the afterlife, his tomb was filled with every treasure he would need after death. And then, it was lost to time, buried in the sands of the Valley of the Kings. His tomb was also said to be cursed. Centuries later, as Egypt-mania gripped Europe, two Brits -- a rich earl with a habit for gambling and a disreputable, determined archeologist -- worked for years to rediscover and open Tutankhamun's tomb. But once it was uncovered, would ancient powers take their revenge for disturbing and even looting the pharaoh's resting place? What else could explain the mysterious illnesses, accidents, and deaths that began once it was found?
Goddesses and heroines : women of myth and legend / Xanthe Gresham-Knight ; [illustrated by] Alice Pattullo

Goddesses and heroines : women of myth and legend / Xanthe Gresham-Knight ; [illustrated by] Alice Pattullo

Goddesses and Heroines tells the tales of inspirational female characters from ancient myth and legend which all too often go untold. Performance storyteller Xanthe Gresham-Knight draws on original texts and lends renewed relevance to stories from cultures around the world. We meet the youthful Aphrodite, the girl who created the world through imagination and sheer willpower; Hecate, the math whiz whose political drama on Mount Olympus saw her topple the powers that be; the heroic Mulan, whose bravery, athleticism, and cross-dressing helped her bypass gender barriers in ancient China; Osun, the Nigerian goddess who proved that unless we live as one, we will never truly be free; and the not-so-fair-y Russian godmother Baba Yaga.
Romanticism / Jessica Gunderson

Romanticism / Jessica Gunderson

An examination of the art movement known as Romanticism from its beginnings in the late 1700s to its decline in the mid-1800s, including an introduction to great artists and works.
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Everyday life in medieval Europe / Kathryn Hinds

Describes the social and economic structure of life in the High Middle Ages (1100-1400), including the ruling classes, the peasantry, the urban dwellers, and members of the Church and the role each group played in shaping European civilization.
Cleopatra / Zoe Lowery and Julian Morgan

Cleopatra / Zoe Lowery and Julian Morgan

Cleopatra is renowned as one of the most famous female leaders in all of history, but often her importance as the Macedonian dynastys last queen is obscured by her reputation for a lavish life and her tumultuous, high-profile romances with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Countless books, movies, plays, and operas have highlighted the drama and downplayed her keen political acumen and dedication to increasing Egypt's power. Cleopatra, who began ruling Egypt when she was only eighteen years old, was a witty, stimulating conversationalist who was able to use her charm and intelligence for the good of her country.
True history : indigenous America / by Liam McDonald

True history : indigenous America / by Liam McDonald

American schoolchildren have long been taught that their country was 'discovered' by Christopher Columbus in 1492. But the history of Native Americans in the United States goes back tens of tens of thousands of years prior to Columbus's and other colonizers' arrivals. So, what's the true history?
The French Revolution / Kate Riggs

The French Revolution / Kate Riggs

A look at the causes and global effects of the 1789 storming of the Bastille and subsequent decade-long revolution, which toppled a monarchy but paved the way for Napoleon's rise to power.
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