Charlotte M. Yonge was an English teacher and Victorian era author of many fiction and non-fiction works, who dedicated her talents as a writer to the service of the church and was widely read and respected in the nineteenth century. “The Dove in the Eagle's Nest” is a historical novel, published in 1866. The action is set during the reign of Maximilian I of the Holy Roman Empire in the latter half of the 15th century which was a time of political consolidation under the rule of young Maximilian. As well as the others Yonge's literary works, this one is characterized by the historical accuracy. You have the great opportunity to get acquainted with the characters and events of a little known period of history! Enjoy the reading!