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Thomas B. Costain

Thomas B. Costain (1885-1965) was a Canadian journalist who became a best-selling author of historical novels at the age of 57. Several of his books were made into successful movies.


  • For My Great Folly (1942)
  • Ride With Me (1944)
  • The Black Rose (1945)
  • The Moneyman (1947)
  • High Towers (1949)
  • Son of a Hundred Kings (1950)
  • The Silver Chalice (1952)
  • The Tontine (1955)
  • Below the Salt (1957)

  • The White and the Gold series (1954-1961)
  • The Cord of Steel
  • The Plantagenets series
    • The Conquering Family (1949)
    • The Magnificent Century (1951)
    • The Three Edwards (1958)
    • The Last Plantagenets (1962)

Films from his novels:

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