books by Alison Weir
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Grove Press, 1992
Amazing read for Tudor lovers!!
This is my first book from Alison Weir and I could not put it down!! It is so well written and easy to read. She makes sense of some confusing situations. This book is full of detail and I could not recommend it more! 5 stars for sure!!
The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
Ballantine Books, 2009
A Must for Tudor Readers
Just when you thought all the ins and outs of the fall of Anne Boleyn have been explored, something new appears. Alison Weir shows she is the master of this era. She integrates her own scholarship and thoughts with those she has sifted through in the work of other Tudor historians. Weir must have read every Tudor related scrap of writing housed in the British Museum and every other ...
The Children of Henry VIII
Excellent buy on hardback
Perfect copy as promised; excellent communication and fast shipment. I wouldn't hesitate to buy again; couldn't be happier.
The Lady Elizabeth: A Novel
Ballantine Books, 2008
The Tudor's rule!
With the exception of watching "The Wives of Henry VIII" on PBS, this was my first experience with Alison Weir. I thoroughly enjoyed her rendition on the life of Queen-to-Be, Elizabeth I. (PS: I'd rather read about Tudor times, than live them. People weren't exactly tolerant back then!) What keeps this Tudor tale from turning into a soap opera of the highest order, is the fact that it's ...
The Life of Elizabeth I
I thouroughly enjoyed this biography from start to finish. Alison Weir has an obvious passion for history that is evident in her writing. I highly recommend this book. The beginning of the book picks up from the end of The Children of Henry VIII (which, in turn, picks up from The Wives of Henry VIII). I had read both books prior to this one and found this to be by far the best. Ms. Weir has a ...
Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey
Ballantine Books, 2007
a certain page turner, loved it
this was perhaps my favorite alison wier book. usually her books are more like reading history text's and not a fascinating novel of a very tragic life. i was engrossed in the story and although those of us who are history buff's , especially tudor england, this novel was nothing less than brilliant, without having to refer to every moment with a history reference. poor jane, what a ...
The Wars of the Roses
A Great Place to Start
A solid introduction to both the Hundred Years War and the War of the Roses. Alison Weir is a fine writer, her love of the material obvious in each chapter. Reading this book is a great way of getting your feet wet in the pool of very complicated historical events.
Henry VIII: The King and His Court
Ballantine Books, 2007
A history for those of us who usually don't enjoy reading them!
Okay. I will admit it: I came to this book out of an extended fascination with Showtime's "The Tudors" series. I almost didn't buy Weir's book because I usually do not enjoy reading histories; however, this book is spectacular. You find out all kinds of crazy details about the Tudors: the menagerie of animals Henry and Katherine kept; the amount of money spent on all kinds of items and daily ...
Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster
Ballantine Books, 2009
I found this book insightful, beautifully written, exceptionally researched and overall very enjoyable. At the same time, there was a true story here about a woman forgotten and maligned by history. The evident love between Katherine and John is remarkable and almost unfathomable considering the dictating norms of that time period. And yet amidst all the war and bitter court rivalry so common ...
Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
Poor Portrayal of Eleanor
I thoroughly enjoyed Weir's "Innocent Traitor" about Jane Grey and though I didn't agree with of her take on Elizabeth I's early life, I enjoyed her "The Lady Elizabeth." So when I saw her newest historical fiction about the illustrious Eleanor of Aquitaine I was quite excited and looking forward to it. This has been the year of Eleanor! Needless to say, I was highly disappointed and actually ...
The New Intifada: Resisting Israel's Apartheid
No other book on the whole subject of Palestine/Israel has been so efficacious on my opinion as this book. Although it is a collection of articles by various authors, the articles themselves are well-chosen, well-organized. The maps are the very important, yet the most useful part, I think, was the section talking about the US media bias and the final section about the refugees. This book just ...
Lancaster and York: The Wars of the Roses
A riveting account of the Wars of the Roses, focusing on the human side of the story. The war between the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England was characterized by treachery, deceit and, at St. Albans, Blore Hill and Towton, some of the bloodiest and most dramatic battles on England?s soil. Between 1455 and 1487, the royal coffers were bankrupted and the conflict resulted in the downfall of the House of Lancaster and the House ...
Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (updated)
I am an avid reader of historical fiction in British history. I enjoy Alison Weir's works with her thorough research and readable style. I bought this book as a reference book to keep track of all those kings and queens..and the pretenders.
Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley
Random House, 2007
A Hollywood life in Old Scotland
This book plunged me into the late 1500's Scotland. Though it did take me a bit of time, there is enormous detail, I still enjoyed every minute. As the story is told, I feel as if I recognize many of the charactors involved - they are so akin to people today (friends and/or celebrities) Mary could be one of my crazy friends. Weir has made her so real, Mary could be plopped into the 21st ...
Bear's Big Blue House: A Book of First Words
What's in Bear's Big Blue House?
What a wonderful book for young readers just learning to read. Within this book you take a tour through Bear's house exploring room by room naming different items in each room. My 11 month old daughter has fun trying to find "Bear's" friends in each room. The words in the book are so simple to read and learn. The illustrations that they have chosen for each word are excellent and very ...
Elizabeth The Queen
Some information about the book...
I am supplying this information from the back cover of the book because Amazon does not supply any: "This book begins as the young Elizabeth ascends the throne in the wake of her sister Mary's disastrous reign. Elizabeth is portrayed as both a woman and a queen, an extraordinary phenomenon in a patriarchal age. Alison 'Weir writes of Elizabeth's intriguing, long-standing affair with Robert ...
The Princes in the Tower
Of course Richard III had the princes murdered; he had very little choice, and he knew it.
Another book on Richard III, Alison Weir's The Princes in the Tower is almost a whodunit? that uses the history of the ambitious activities of Richard of Gloucester as a run up to the discussion of who committed the murders. By providing the reader with an understanding of the socio-political background to the disappearances of the two boys, she allows us to determine for ourselves the likely ...
The Sunmaid Raisins Play Book
B. Alison Weir
A great inter-active book, for Mom and Child!
My daughter and I have had more fun reading, counting, and eating raisins! She loves making her side of the page just like the "twin" on the other page! Wipes off easily! A great activity book for "one on one" time with your child! We Loved it so much we are buying more for Christmas presents!
Ballantine Books, 2006
Since first reading my neighbor's Eleanor of Aquitaine, I have become an avid fan of Alison Weir. This is exciting and informative and feel much more familiar with jolly old than ever!
Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Amazing story of a queen and her life and times
This is another in Alison Weir's series of historical biographical works. As always, the book is well-written with much historical detail coming from each page. As with some of her other works (such as "Katherine Swynford"), she takes a less than complete record of the person about whom she is writing and creates a plausible rendering of that person's life. She notes where evidence is slim and ...
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