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  • 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.

    Julia says: "Bloodless Crucifixion Of Henry VIII's True Queen"
  • 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.

    R. Campbell says: "The Tudors At Their Best"
  • 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.

    Jean says: "The Golden Age"
  • Mary Boleyn | Alison Weir

    Mary Boleyn

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
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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.

    Carey says: "This is a BIOGRAPHY, not a novel."
  • 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.

    Troy says: "A Personal History"
  • 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.

    Karen Campbell says: "hard to stop listening"
  • 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.

    Jt says: "Superior listen!"
  • 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.

    S. Ainsworth says: "Good content, bad audio"
  • 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.

    Amazon Customer says: "NARRATOR SHOULD HAVE STUCK TO OWN VOICE !!!"
  • 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
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
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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.

    Kelly says: "Interesting piece of history; but, Dull & Tedious."
  • 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.

    Elizabeth says: "Intriguing"
  • FREE: Audible Interview with Alison Weir: Audible Sessions | Alison Weir, Audible

    FREE: Audible Interview with Alison Weir: Audible Sessions

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    • By Alison Weir, Audible
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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.

    Kirsten says: "I LOVE ALISON WEIR!!!"
  • 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.

    Stuart Hagmann says: "Fascinating from first sentence to the very end."
  • 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.

    Joshua says: "Not Weir's Best"
  • The Marriage Game: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I | Alison Weir

    The Marriage Game: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Julia Franklin
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    Only 25 and newly crowned, Elizabeth vows to rule the country as both queen and king. But her counselors continually press her to form an advantageous marriage and produce an heir. Though none of the suitors have yet worked their way to her throne, the dashing - though married - Lord Robert lays claim to Elizabeth's heart.

    Tommy Byers says: "Tiresome At Best"
  • 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.

    Kathryn says: "Loaded with facts."
  • 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.

    E. Willaims says: "Why the Negativity?"
  • Elizabeth of York | Alison Weir

    Elizabeth of York

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
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    Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. One of the key figures of the Wars of the Roses, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, she married Henry Tudor to bring peace to a war-torn England. In Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen, Alison Weir builds a portrait of this beloved queen, placing her in the context of the magnificent, ceremonious, often brutal world she inhabited.

    Linda Lou says: "GREAT BOOK; BAD NARRATOR"
  • Isabella: The She-Wolf of France | Alison Weir

    Isabella: The She-Wolf of France

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
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    Here is the first full-length biography of a much maligned but astonishingly colourful Queen of England. In Newgate Street, in the city of London, stand the meagre ruins of Christ Church. On the same site once stood a royal mausoleum set to rival Westminster Abbey in the 14th century. Among the many crowned heads buried there was Isabella of France, Edward II's queen - one of the most notorious femme fatales in history. But how did she acquire her evil reputation? And is it justified?

    Wallen says: "Excellent"
  • Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen | Alison Weir

    Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
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    The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stories, and Alison Weir writes a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories. In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon's first husband, who is said to have loved her, in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister?

    Bjerkana says: "Live the story"
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