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True or False? A Kathryn 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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Alison Weir introduces Anna of Kleve

Most people think of Anna of Cleves – or Anna of Kleve, as she should be known – as the luckiest of Henry VIII’s wives. Having re-researched her story in depth for Anna of Kleve: […]

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An Unknown Painting of the Young Anne of Cleves

Until last week, I would have stated firmly that there were no portraits of any of Henry VIII’s wives as young teenagers. But, wandering around the Basilika of St Lambertus in Dusseldorf (the former capital […]

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Anna of Kleve vs. Anne of Cleves by Alison Weir

Why am I calling my next novel in the Six Tudor Queens series Anna of Kleve? Why not Anne of Cleves, as its subject is usually known? Firstly, I had decided at the outset that […]

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Alison Weir on The Curse of the Hungerfords

It’s always a pleasure to choose subjects for the e-shorts that accompany my Six Tudor Queens novels. There are so many options, some of them not so well known, and the latter are gifts to […]

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True or False? Anna of Kleve Quiz

For publication of the fourth book in the bestselling Six Tudor Queens series Alison Weir has created this special True or False quiz about Anna of Kleve. Click below to take the quiz!   ‘Alison […]

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H for History Rooftop Bookclub – 19th March 2019

Find out more about the authors featuring in our H for History Rooftop Bookclub on 19th March, sponsored by BBC History. Find out more about the event. Tickets available here. This sensational evening features eight […]

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Scandal in the Seymours by Alison Weir

It appears likely that there was some kind of scandal in Jane Seymour’s family before she came to court. By 1519, her brother Edward had married an heiress called Catherine Fillol. She bore two sons, […]

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The facts behind the e-short, The Unhappiest Lady in Christendom – Alison Weir

‘Lord! What lamentation shortly after was made for the death of Queen Jane, and of none in this realm was it more heavily taken than of the King’s Majesty himself.’ Jane Seymour’s passing at 2am […]

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Henry VIII’s Marriage to Jane Seymour by Alison Weir

Just before dawn on 25 January 1533, a small group of people gathered in the King’s private chapel in Whitehall Palace for Henry VIII’s secret wedding to Anne. ‘It has been reported throughout a great […]

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Ladies in Waiting – Alison Weir

The wives of Henry VIII were served by a hierarchy of female attendants, mostly of noble and gentle birth. These were the women who resided with her in her private apartments – a chaste female […]

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