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    • Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen

    • Six Tudor Queens, Book 3
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Rose Akroyd
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    The woman haunted by the fate of her predecessor. Eleven days after the death of Anne Boleyn, Jane is dressing for her wedding to the King. She has witnessed at firsthand how courtly play can quickly turn to danger and knows she must bear a son...or face ruin. This new Queen must therefore step out from the shadows cast by Katherine and Anne - in doing so, can she expose a gentler side to the brutal King?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The silent queen speaks!!

    • By Ama on 01-06-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Life of Elizabeth I

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    The New York Times best-selling author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The War of the Roses, historian Alison Weir crafts fascinating portraits of England’s infamous House of Tudor line. Here Weir focuses on Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin Queen, who ascended to the throne at age 25 and never married, yet ruled for 44 years and steered England into its Golden Age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Gemma Thomson on 29-12-15

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession

    • Six Tudor Queens, Book 2
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Fresh from the cultivated hothouse of Renaissance France, Anne draws attention at the English court. A nobleman, a poet and a king vie for her love. She has a spirit worthy of a crown - and a crown is what she seeks. It is a more powerful aphrodisiac than love. And so she embarks on her perilous course, which will plunge a kingdom into turmoil. Blood will flow on her account. Her only protection is the King's great love.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, terribly read.

    • By mari gordon on 15-05-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Six Tudor Queens: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets

    • Six Tudor Queens, Book 4
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    A German Princess with a guilty secret. The King is in love with Anna's portrait, but she has none of the accomplishments he seeks in a new bride. She prays she will please Henry, for the balance of power in Europe rests on this marriage alliance. But Anna's past is never far from her thoughts, and the rumours rife at court could be her downfall. Everyone knows the King won't stand for a problem queen. Anna of Kleve. The fourth of Henry's Queens. Her story. Acclaimed, best-selling historian Alison Weir draws on new evidence to conjure a startling image of Anna as you've never seen her before.  

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 27 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stories, and Alison Weir writes a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories. In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon's first husband, who is said to have loved her, in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Erica Oliver on 14-11-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    This acclaimed best seller from popular historian Alison Weir is a fascinating look at the Tudor family dynasty and its most infamous ruler. The Six Wives of Henry VIII brings to life England’s oft-married monarch and the six wildly different but equally fascinating women who married him. Gripping from the first sentence to the last and loaded with fascinating details, Weir’s rich history is a perfect blend of scholarship and entertainment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing short of excellent

    • By mollymoon1 on 31-08-13

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Lancaster and York

    • The Wars of the Roses
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 22 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
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      4 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341

    Lancater and York is a riveting account of the Wars of the Roses, from beloved historian Alison Weir. The war between the houses of Lancaster and York was characterised by treachery, deceit, and bloody battles. Alison Weir's lucid and gripping account focuses on the human side of history. At the centre of the book stands Henry VI, the pious king whose mental instability led to political chaos, and his wife Margaret of Anjou, who took up her arms in her husband's cause and battled in a violent man's world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible Events - Oddly Dull in Presentation

    • By Alison on 04-11-14

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Henry VIII: King and Court

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 25 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but also a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and absorbing biography

    • By Kirstine on 04-07-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Innocent Traitor

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Lady Jane Grey was born into the most dangerous of times. Child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother for whom she was a pawn in a dynastic game with the highest stakes, she lived a life in thrall to political machinations and lethal religious fervour. Growing up with the future Queen Elizabeth and her reluctant nemesis, Mary, she soon learned the truth of the values imparted to her by Henry VIII's last Queen, Katherine Parr.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History brought to life

    • By Kirstine on 08-02-17

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Alison Weir

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Alison Weir, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Alison Weir, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Exclusive to Audible. Join Alison Weir in the studios talking about her ambitious six part series - Six Tudor Queens. Explaining the process of writing a historical novel and how her passion was first ignited, we are given a glimpse into what it takes to write about well-known but often misunderstood historical figures. Alison Weir is a British writer of history books, and latterly historical novels, mostly in the form of biographies about British royalty.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Air of arrogance

    • By Birthday Hangman on 08-02-19

    Regular price: £0.00

    • The Lost Tudor Princess

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a Queen, her father an Earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal not just once but twice by falling in love with unsuitable men. Fortunately the marriage arranged for her turned into a love match.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of Weir's best

    • By Jim on 17-10-15

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Isabella

    • The She-Wolf of France
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Here is the first full-length biography of a much maligned but astonishingly colourful Queen of England. In Newgate Street, in the city of London, stand the meagre ruins of Christ Church. On the same site once stood a royal mausoleum set to rival Westminster Abbey in the 14th century. Among the many crowned heads buried there was Isabella of France, Edward II's queen - one of the most notorious femme fatales in history. But how did she acquire her evil reputation? And is it justified?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Historical Work

    • By Gregory on 18-02-11

    Regular price: £36.29

    • Queens of the Conquest

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    In the first volume of this epic new series, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England's queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. Beginning with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in 1066, to the turbulent life of the Empress Maud, who claimed to be queen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to that end, the five Norman queens emerge as hugely influential figures and fascinating characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating book but at times difficult to listen

    • By BookWorm on 01-11-17

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Mary Boleyn

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Mary Boleyn was the mistress of two kings, Francois I of France and Henry VIII of England, and sister to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. In this astonishing and riveting biography, Alison Weir’s extensive research gives a new and detailed portrayal, in which she recounts that, contrary to popular belief, Mary was entirely undeserving of her posthumous notoriety as a great whore.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Scholarly biography

    • By Kirstine on 18-02-12

    Regular price: £17.38

    • Against Our Better Judgment

    • The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Daniel McGowan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Soon after WWII, U.S. statesman Dean Acheson warned that creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would "imperil" both American and all Western interests in the region. Despite warnings such as this one, President Truman supported establishing a Jewish state on land primarily inhabited by Muslims and Christians.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Children of Henry VIII

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is one of the most popular chroniclers of British and European royal history. In this fascinating book she sheds light on the scheming, backstabbing and brutality that plagued England after Henry VIII’s death. Filled with remarkable and sometimes shocking details, The Children of Henry VIII is an arresting narrative that brings the past to life and infuses it with all the flair of a riveting novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book, Misleading Title

    • By Olivier on 27-09-12

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Marriage Game

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Their affair is the scandal of Europe…Queen Elizabeth cannot resist her dashing but married Master of Horse, Lord Robert Dudley. Many believe them to be lovers. The formidable young Queen is regarded by most as a bastard and a heretic, yet many seek her hand in marriage. Desperately insecure, Elizabeth embarks on a perilous balancing act, using sex and high-powered diplomacy to play what becomes known as The Marriage Game.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good history; weak characterisation

    • By Beccameriel on 13-02-15

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Queen Isabella

    • Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Popular historian Alison Weir has crafted best-selling biographies of such prominent icons as King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. A master at uncovering fascinating and little-known details, Weir brings these historical figures to life with a brilliant blend of entertainment and scholarship. No English queen has drawn more ire than the vilified Queen Isabella. Weir, at long last, delivers the definitive biography of one of the most controversial members of English royalty.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well I solved my insomnia..

    • By Ama on 11-08-13
    • Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 11-07-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: £36.69

    • A Dangerous Inheritance

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    The year is 1562. Lady Catherine Grey, cousin of Elizabeth I, has just been arrested along with her husband, Edward. Their crime is to have secretly married and produced a child who might threaten the Queen's title. Alone in her chamber at the Tower of London, Catherine hears ghostly voices; echoes, she thinks, of a crime committed in the same room where she is imprisoned.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It does get better

    • By Jo on 23-08-13

    Regular price: £26.08

    • The Curse of the Hungerfords

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Anne Bassett served four of Henry VIII's queens, yet the King himself once pledged to serve her. Had fate not decreed otherwise, she might have been his wife - and Queen of England. But now, far from court and heavy with her husband's child, Anne prays in the Hungerford chapel and awaits the ghostly figure she knows will come. This is her story, one that entwines with the fate of another Lady Hungerford from not so many years before. 

    Regular price: £4.99

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