Category Archives: 17th Century

TOO Historical Fiction 82 Silence in Florence

by Ian Creasey Link to Starship Sofa read by Shawn Robertson Period: Florence, early 1600s. The chamberpots held only dust. Maria picked one up, and sniffed a faint tang of rose-water from the last time she had cleaned it — … Continue reading

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Tales of Old 60 Ice Sailor

By Laird Long Read by Shawn Robertson When Henry Hudson was told that John Williams had been found in the bush, dead, he finally began to give some thought to just how bad things really were, and how bad they … Continue reading

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Tales of Old 44 – Because it is Written

By Lesley Lodge Read by Kevin Harty In my experience, those who beg for mercy seldom deserve it. They’d told Wayland these were the last words Rebecca heard, before she died and night after night those words and her desperate … Continue reading

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Tales of Old 42 – The Return of the Princess

By Ivan Sun Read by P.D.R. Lindsay After the Emperor learned of my refuge at the Diamond Silence Cloister, he dispatched a different son each year to seek my hand in marriage. Three Manchurian princes and their cavalry had come … Continue reading

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Tales of Old 8 – Murder Unauthorized

By Amy Myers Read by Tony Honickberg Setting: Jacobean England Time: early 1600’s Amy Myers (aka Harriet Hudson) is a master of historical fiction, and even more exciting, historical crime. What could be a more holy, unlikely setting for a … Continue reading

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