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Alison Weir

Biography

Alison Weir

Alison Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels THE MARRIAGE GAME, A DANGEROUS INHERITANCE, CAPTIVE QUEEN, THE LADY ELIZABETH and INNOCENT TRAITOR, and several historical biographies, including THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS, ELIZABETH OF YORK, MARY BOLEYN, THE LADY IN THE TOWER, MISTRESS OF THE MONARCHY, HENRY VIII, ELEANOR OF AQUITANE, THE LIFE OF ELIZABETH I and THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII. She lives in Surrey, England, with her husband.

Alison Weir

Books by Alison Weir

by Alison Weir - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The youngest daughter of the powerful monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, Catalina is a coveted prize for a royal marriage. Arthur, Prince of Wales and heir to the English throne, has won her hand. But tragedy strikes, and Catalina, now Princess Katherine, is betrothed to the future Henry VIII. She must wait for his coming-of-age, an ordeal that tests her resolve, casts doubt on her trusted confidantes, and turns her into a virtual prisoner. Katherine’s patience is rewarded when she becomes Queen of England. The affection between Katherine and Henry is genuine, but forces beyond her control threaten to rend her marriage, and indeed the nation, apart.

by Alison Weir - Biography, History, Nonfiction

THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS is the first biography of Margaret Douglas, the beautiful, cunning niece of Henry VIII of England who used her sharp intelligence and covert power to influence the succession after the death of Elizabeth I. Drawing on decades of research and myriad original sources --- including many of Margaret’s surviving letters --- Alison Weir brings this captivating character out of the shadows and presents a strong, capable woman who operated effectively and fearlessly at the very highest levels of power.

by Alison Weir - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Romance, Mystery, Romance

The dashing, though married, Lord Robert Dudley lays claim to Elizabeth I’s heart. However, events take a dark turn when Robert’s wife is found dead. Universal shock is followed by accusations of murder. Despite the scandal, Elizabeth and Robert manage to navigate the choppy political, economic and religious waters around them. But the greatest obstacle to marriage between the Queen and her true love may come not from outside forces, but from within.

by Alison Weir - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life of the first Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York, Henry’s mother and Elizabeth’s grandmother, spanned one of England’s most dramatic and perilous periods. Now Alison Weir presents the first modern biography of this extraordinary woman, whose very existence united the realm and ensured the survival of the Plantagenet bloodline.

by Alison Weir - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Alison Weir reconstructs the real story of the much-misrepresented Mary Boleyn. Mary was a woman whose star rose and fell in the glittering Tudor court, whose life ended in banishment and relative obscurity when she dared to marry for love.