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    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overview AND Sordid Details

    • By Troy on 10-29-13

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen

    • A Novel
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 689
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Wonderful!

    • By DebaDeb on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Jane Seymour

    • The Haunted Queen
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    Twenty-five-year-old Jane Seymour wants nothing more than to become a nun. But her ambitious father has forced her to live at court as lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon, a fellow Catholic whom she soon comes to love and admire. So Jane is appalled when King Henry shunts Katherine aside in his lustful pursuit of Anne Boleyn, but even more so when he takes Anne's life in his rush to wed - Jane herself!  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jane Seymour so human, so beloved and now so real.

    • By Julia on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Life of Elizabeth I

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Golden Age

    • By Jean on 08-03-13

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Lady Elizabeth

    • A Novel
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 774
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • hard to stop listening

    • By Karen Campbell on 12-06-08

    Regular price: $38.60

    • Elizabeth of York

    • A Tudor Queen and Her World
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 293

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • NARRATOR SHOULD HAVE STUCK TO OWN VOICE !!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Anne Boleyn

    • A King's Obsession
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good read

    • By S. Davis on 08-04-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Lancaster and York

    • The Wars of the Roses
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 22 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dense, fascinating history...questionable delivery

    • By kbreezy on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $27.71

    • Innocent Traitor

    • A Novel of Lady Jane Grey
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen, Davina Porter, Bianca Amato
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,042
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,237

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superior listen!

    • By Jt on 03-05-07

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Children of Henry VIII

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Personal History

    • By Troy on 12-06-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Lady in the Tower

    • The Fall of Anne Boleyn
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Narration

    • By Ana Mardoll on 11-03-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Captive Queen

    • A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 277

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why the Negativity?

    • By E. Willaims on 06-28-11

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Henry VIII: King and Court

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 25 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A concise focus with tremendous detail

    • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 05-24-17

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Against Our Better Judgment

    • The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Daniel McGowan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good content, bad audio

    • By S. Ainsworth on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Lost Tudor Princess

    • The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting piece of history; but, Dull & Tedious.

    • By Kelly on 03-08-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Queens of the Conquest

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with tragedy, betrayal, love, warfare, adultery, and mystery - but their stories are obscured by centuries of myth and prejudice against these powerful women. These Norman queens were actually more autonomous and influential than most later queens, since they actually participated in battles and led troops of their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting as Always

    • By Ann on 11-04-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Mary Boleyn

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a BIOGRAPHY, not a novel.

    • By Carey on 03-22-12

    Regular price: $17.95

    • A Dangerous Inheritance

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Weir's Best

    • By Joshua on 01-08-13

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Queen Isabella

    • Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating from first sentence to the very end.

    • By Stuart Hagmann on 10-29-12
    • Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 07-11-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 179 ratings

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Alison Weir

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Alison Weir, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Alison Weir, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I LOVE ALISON WEIR!!!

    • By Kirsten on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $0.00

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