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Q & A with Alison Weir to celebrate publication of IN THE SHADOW OF QUEENS

  To celebrate the publication of IN THE SHADOW OF QUEENS, The Tandem Collective asked Alison Weir a few questions about the process of writing, and for some of her top historical recommendations. Here’s what […]

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What’s next for Alison Weir?

‘WHAT WILL SHE WRITE NEXT?’   IT’S TIME TO REVEAL ALL…   Headline Publishing Group is delighted to reveal the brand-new trio of novels by the bestselling female historian and novelist, Alison Weir, whose era-defining Six Tudor Queens series […]

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Anne Askew by Alison Weir

  Although torture was officially illegal in England, some prisoners in the Tower did suffer interrogation on the rack and by other cruel methods, such as the thumbscrews, the boot or the Scavenger’s Daughter, an […]

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Alison Weir introduces KATHARINE PARR: THE SIXTH WIFE

With publication of the sixth book in her Six Tudor Queens series in 2021, Alison Weir introduces Henry’s last wife, Katharine Parr.   Of Henry VIII’s six wives, Katharine Parr was so much more than […]

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A Man of God by Alison Weir

When writing this book, I was unable to use most of the vast amount of research I did on Katheryn Howard’s fall because it was written entirely from her viewpoint and she was kept very […]

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Lady Rochford, The Real ‘Wicked Wife’ by Alison Weir

The notorious Lady Rochford was born Jane Parker, the daughter of learned Henry Parker, Lord Morley; her mother, Alice St John, was a distant cousin of King Henry VIII on his grandmother Margaret Beaufort’s side. […]

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Christmas at the court of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Henry VIII always kept the feast of Christmas with ‘much nobleness and open court’. It was incumbent upon kings to dispense hospitality throughout the twelve days of the festival, and in Henry’s reign more than a thousand […]

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THE MOST WOEFUL THING by Alison Weir

As Katheryn Howard: The Tainted Queen is written wholly from Katheryn’s point of view, the reader never gets to see the reaction of Katheryn’s husband, Henry VIII, to her fall from grace. We see only […]

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WHO WAS MARGARET DOUGLAS, THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS?

Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a queen, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs. Some thought she should be queen of England. Beautiful and tempestuous, […]

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Finished The Mirror and the Light? Read on to delve deeper…

Many historical fiction fans in their thousands have this month been reading The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel, the final book in her remarkable recreation of the life of Thomas Cromwell that, in […]

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True or False? A Katheryn Howard Quiz

For the publication of the fifth book in the bestselling Six Tudor Queens series Alison Weir has created this special True or False quiz about Katheryn Howard. Click below to take the quiz!   A […]

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KATHERYN HOWARD: ‘SOMETIME A QUEEN’ by Alison Weir

The story of Katheryn Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife, is one of the saddest and most shocking episodes in English history. It is also the subject of a very modern debate. Was Katheryn a promiscuous […]

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