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  • Henry VIII: King and Court | Alison Weir

    Henry VIII: King and Court

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Phyllida Nash
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    This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but also a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history.

  • Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession | Alison Weir

    Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
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    It is the spring of 1527. Henry VIII has come to Hever Castle in Kent to pay court to Anne Boleyn. He is desperate to have her. For this mirror of female perfection he will set aside his queen and all Cardinal Wolsey's plans for a dynastic French marriage. Anne Boleyn is not so sure. She loathes Wolsey for breaking her betrothal to the Earl of Northumberland's son, Harry Percy, whom she had loved. She does not welcome the king's advances; she knows that she can never give him her heart.

  • Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen: A Novel | Alison Weir

    Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
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    A princess of Spain, Catalina is only 16 years old when she sets foot on the shores of England. The youngest daughter of the powerful monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, Catalina is a coveted prize for a royal marriage - and 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.

  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII | Alison Weir

    The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    This acclaimed best seller from popular historian Alison Weir is a fascinating look at the Tudor family dynasty and its most infamous ruler. The Six Wives of Henry VIII brings to life England’s oft-married monarch and the six wildly different but equally fascinating women who married him. Gripping from the first sentence to the last and loaded with fascinating details, Weir’s rich history is a perfect blend of scholarship and entertainment.

  • The Life of Elizabeth I | Alison Weir

    The Life of Elizabeth I

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    The New York Times best-selling author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The War of the Roses, historian Alison Weir crafts fascinating portraits of England’s infamous House of Tudor line. Here Weir focuses on Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin Queen, who ascended to the throne at age 25 and never married, yet ruled for 44 years and steered England into its Golden Age.

  • The Lady Elizabeth: A Novel | Alison Weir

    The Lady Elizabeth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
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    Best-selling author Alison Weir turns her masterly storytelling skills to the early life of young Elizabeth Tudor, who would grow up to become England's most intriguing and powerful queen. Sweeping in scope, The Lady Elizabeth is a fascinating portrayal of a woman far ahead of her time - whose dangerous and dramatic path to the throne shapes her future greatness.

  • Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey | Alison Weir

    Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen, Davina Porter, Bianca Amato
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    The child of a scheming father and ruthless mother, Lady Jane Grey is born during a time when ambition dictates action. Cousin to Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I, she is merely a pawn in a political and religious game in which one false step means a certain demise. But Lady Jane has remarkable qualities that help her to withstand the constant pressures of the royal machinery far better than most expect.

  • Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World | Alison Weir

    Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
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    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 New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir presents the first modern biography of this extraordinary woman.

  • Lancaster and York: The Wars of the Roses | Alison Weir

    Lancaster and York: The Wars of the Roses

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
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    Lancater and York is a riveting account of the Wars of the Roses, from beloved historian Alison Weir. The war between the houses of Lancaster and York was characterised by treachery, deceit, and bloody battles. Alison Weir's lucid and gripping account focuses on the human side of history. At the centre of the book stands Henry VI, the pious king whose mental instability led to political chaos, and his wife Margaret of Anjou, who took up her arms in her husband's cause and battled in a violent man's world.

  • Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine | Alison Weir

    Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
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    Renowned for her highly acclaimed and bestselling British histories, Alison Weir has in recent years made a major impact on the fiction scene with her novels about Queen Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey. In this latest offering, she imagines the world of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the beautiful twelfth-century woman who was queen of France until she abandoned her royal husband for the younger man who would become king of England.

  • The Children of Henry VIII | Alison Weir

    The Children of Henry VIII

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is one of the most popular chroniclers of British and European royal history. In this fascinating book she sheds light on the scheming, backstabbing and brutality that plagued England after Henry VIII’s death. Filled with remarkable and sometimes shocking details, The Children of Henry VIII is an arresting narrative that brings the past to life and infuses it with all the flair of a riveting novel.

  • The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas | Alison Weir

    The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
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    From New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Mary 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.

  • A Dangerous Inheritance | Alison Weir

    A Dangerous Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
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    Historian and New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is acclaimed for her absorbing works about the infamous House of York and House of Tudor lines. In A Dangerous Inheritance, Weir uses her wealth of knowledge to craft a compelling novel about two women, living 70 years apart, who are linked through the mysterious disappearance of King Richard III's nephews, Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury - also known as the Princes in the Tower.

  • Mary Boleyn | Alison Weir

    Mary Boleyn

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
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    Mary Boleyn was the mistress of two kings, Francois I of France and Henry VIII of England, and sister to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. In this astonishing and riveting biography, Alison Weir’s extensive research gives a new and detailed portrayal, in which she recounts that, contrary to popular belief, Mary was entirely undeserving of her posthumous notoriety as a great whore.

  • The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn | Alison Weir

    The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Judith Boyd
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    New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir tells the spellbinding tale of the last days of Henry VIII’s second wife. Accused of adultery, incest, and treason, Anne Boleyn is locked in the Tower of London on May 2, 1536. Despite maintaining her innocence, she’s quickly condemned to death. Soon, one sword stroke sends her into eternity. But as her remains rot in the sun—unblessed by coffin, marker, or funeral—few know the truth behind her swift demise.

  • Katherine Swynford | Alison Weir

    Katherine Swynford

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Judith Boyd
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    New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is renowned around the world for her chronicles of Britain's royal families. Here she turns her focus to the enigmatic former mistress of John of Gaunt, Katherine Swynford, who would go on to marry her lover and become Queen of England. Through Weir's captivating prose, listeners are treated to a rousing profile of a dynamic historical figure.

  • Queens of the Conquest

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    • By Alison Weir
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    In the first volume of this epic new series, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England's queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. Beginning with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in 1066, to the turbulent life of the Empress Maud, who claimed to be queen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to that end, the five Norman queens emerge as hugely influential figures and fascinating characters.

  • FREE: Audible Sessions with Alison Weir: Exclusive Inteview | Alison Weir,Robin Morgan

    FREE: Audible Sessions with Alison Weir: Exclusive Inteview

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    • By Alison Weir, Robin Morgan
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    Exclusive to Audible. Join Alison Weir in the studios talking about her ambitious six part series - Six Tudor Queens. Explaining the process of writing a historical novel and how her passion was first ignited, we are given a glimpse into what it takes to write about well-known but often misunderstood historical figures. Alison Weir is a British writer of history books, and latterly historical novels, mostly in the form of biographies about British royalty.

  • Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel | Alison Weir

    Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Daniel McGowan
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    Soon after WWII, U.S. statesman Dean Acheson warned that creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would "imperil" both American and all Western interests in the region. Despite warnings such as this one, President Truman supported establishing a Jewish state on land primarily inhabited by Muslims and Christians.

  • Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England | Alison Weir

    Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
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    Popular historian Alison Weir has crafted best-selling biographies of such prominent icons as King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. A master at uncovering fascinating and little-known details, Weir brings these historical figures to life with a brilliant blend of entertainment and scholarship. No English queen has drawn more ire than the vilified Queen Isabella. Weir, at long last, delivers the definitive biography of one of the most controversial members of English royalty.

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