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Europe: Renaissance (1300-1600)     View List as Printable PDF

BURNING TIME

BURNING TIME
by Matas, Carol
YA FICTION MAT
After her father's sudden death, 14-year-old Rose Rives finds that 16th-century France is a dangerous place for women, when some greedy, vindictive men charge her mother and others with being witches.


FALCONER'S KNOT: A Story of Friars, Flirtation and Foul Play

FALCONER'S KNOT: A Story of Friars, Flirtation and Foul Play
by Hoffman, Mary
YA FICTION HOF
Silvano and Chiara, teens sent to live in a friary and a nunnery in Renaissance Italy, are drawn to one another and dream of a future together, but when murders are committed in the friary, they must discover who is behind the crimes before they can realize their love.


FREEDOM BEYOND THE SEA

FREEDOM BEYOND THE SEA
by Lewin, Waldtraut

To escape the Spanish Inquisition, Esther Marchadi, the 16-year-old daughter of a murdered Jewish rabbi, disguises herself as a boy and joins the crew of Christopher Columbus's "Santa Maria."


GIRL IN A CAGE

GIRL IN A CAGE
by Yolen, Jane

As English armies invade Scotland in 1306, 11-year-old Princess Marjorie, daughter of the newly crowned Scottish king, Robert the Bruce, is captured by England's King Edward Longshanks and held in a cage on public display.


Incantation

Incantation
by Hoffman, Alice
YA Fiction
During the Spanish Inquisition, 16-year-old Estrella, brought up a Catholic, discovers her family's true Jewish identity, and when their secret is betrayed by Estrella's best friend, the consequences are tragic.


MARY, BLOODY MARY

MARY, BLOODY MARY
by Meyer, Carolyn

Mary Tudor, who would reign briefly as Queen of England during the mid-16th century, tells the story of her troubled childhood as daughter of King Henry VIII.


QUEEN'S OWN FOOL

QUEEN'S OWN FOOL
Series Title: Scottish Quartet
by Yolen, Jane

When 12-year-old Nicola leaves Troupe Brufort and serves as the fool for Mary, Queen of Scots, she experiences the political and religious upheavals in both France and Scotland. #1 in the SCOTTISH QUARTET series.


TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
by Torrey, Michele

In Spain in 1519, after the death of his parents, 14-year-old Mateo Macias becomes cabin boy to Ferdinand Magellan on a dangerous journey in search of a route to the fabled Spice Islands.