Alison Weir

Alison Weir is the United Kingdom’s most popular and best-selling female historian, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. Rich in detailed research, Alison’s engaging prose has captured the interest and imagination of countless people, instilling a love of history that has influenced the career paths of historians, historical novelists and teachers, while also greatly increasing knowledge of medieval and Tudor English history among people throughout the world.

She has published eighteen history books, including The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Princes in the Tower, Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Katherine Swynford, The Lady in the Tower and Elizabeth of York. Alison has also published seven historical novels, including Innocent Traitor and Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, the first in her Six Tudor Queens series. The second novel, Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession, was published in May 2017, and Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, will be out in May 2018. Alison’s latest non-fiction, Queens of the Conquest, the first in her England’s Medieval Queens quartet, appeared in September 2017. She is an honorary life patron of Historic Royal Palaces.

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