Fraser, Antonia 1932-
Most widely held works about Antonia Fraser
Most widely held works by Antonia Fraser
Mary, Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
125 editions published between 1943 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 4,434 libraries worldwide
Mary is seen as an intensely feminine, regal yet tragic figure, more sinned against than sinning, and one who was treacherously betrayed by those closest to her.
Cromwell, the Lord Protector by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
34 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 3,224 libraries worldwide
Recounts the life, personality, and career of Oliver Cromwell as the Lord Protector of Great Britain from 1653-1658.
Marie Antoinette : the journey by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
42 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and French and held by 2,897 libraries worldwide
France's beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted, privileged, but otherwise unremarkable child was thrust into an unparalleled time and place, and was commanded by circumstance to play a significant role in history. Antonia Fraser's lavish and engaging portrait of Marie Antoinette, one of the most recognizable women in European history, excites compassion and regard for all aspects of her subject, immersing the listener not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era.
The warrior queens by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
25 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Hungarian and held by 2,756 libraries worldwide
In this panoramic work of history, Fraser looks at women who led armies, empires and rebellions: Cleopatra, Tamara of Georgia, Isabella of Spain, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Jinga Mbandi of Angola, the Rani of Jhansi, and the 20th-century "iron ladies" Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi, among others. Her touchstone is Boadicea, the first-century Briton who led 120,000 compatriots in a revolt that temporarily shook the Roman hold on her country. With her as a vibrant centerpiece, Fraser brings forward a constellation of 17 women who, through accidents of fate or descent, or sheer genius for power, have been cast in the role of Warrior Queen--seen by her contemporaries as (often simultaneously) monster, angel, honorary male, one who shames men into bravery--and seen, long after her reign, as the focus of a golden age.--From publisher description.
The wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,732 libraries worldwide
Traces the ascent and decline of each of the six wives of Henry VIII of Great Britain.
The weaker vessel by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,683 libraries worldwide
"Women in 17th-century England--heiresses and dairymaids, holy women and prostitutes, criminals and educators, widows and witches, midwives and mothers, heroines, courtesans, prophetesses, businesswomen, ladies of the court, and that new breed, the actress."
The lives of the kings & queens of England ( Book )
54 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 2,631 libraries worldwide
Profiles the men and women who have inherited or seized the English crown since 1066 and assesses the political impact of their personalities and characteristics.
Royal Charles : Charles II and the Restoration by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 2,307 libraries worldwide
A biography of Charles II, 17th century British king whose reign after Cromwell's death brought about a return to peace and order.
Faith and treason : the story of the Gunpowder Plot by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,061 libraries worldwide
"In England, November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, when fireworks displays commemorate the shocking moment in 1605 when government authorities uncovered a secret plan to blow up the House of Parliament - and King James I along with it. A group of English Catholics, seeking to unseat the king and reintroduce Catholicism as the state religion, daringly placed in position thirty-six barrels of gunpowder in a cellar under the Palace of Westminster. Their aim was to ignite the gunpowder at the opening of the parliamentary session. Though the charismatic Catholic Robert Catesby was the group's leader, it was the devout Guy Fawkes who emerged as its most famous member, as he was the one who was captured and who revealed under torture the names of his fellow plotters. In the aftermath of their arrests, conditions grew worse for English Catholics, as legal penalties against them were stiffened and public sentiment became rabidly intolerant." "In a narrative that reads like a gripping detective story. Antonia Fraser has untangled the web of religion, politics, and personalities that surrounded that fateful night of November 5. And in examining the lengths to which individuals will go for their faith, she finds in this long-ago event a reflection of the religion-inspired terrorism that has produced gunpowder plots of our own time."--BOOK JACKET.
King James VI of Scotland, I of England by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
12 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and held by 1,881 libraries worldwide
Attempts to reveal the strengths and virtues as well as the shortcomings of the much maligned Jacobean monarch who led both England and Scotland for two decades.
Love and Louis XIV : the women in the life of the Sun King by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
30 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,816 libraries worldwide
The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis's accomplishments and follies, exploring in detail his intimate relationships with women. The king's mother, Anne of Austria, had been in a childless marriage for 22 years before she gave birth to Louis XIV. A devout Catholic, she instilled in her son a strong sense of piety and fought successfully for his right to absolute power. In 1660, Louis married his first cousin, Marie-Thérèse, in a political arrangement. While unfailingly kind to the official "Queen of Versailles," Louis sought others to satisfy his romantic and sexual desires. Fraser weaves insights into the nature of women's religious lives--as well as such practical matters as contraception--into her sweeping portrait of the king, his court, and his ladies.--From publisher description.
Must you go? : my life with Harold Pinter by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
39 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,654 libraries worldwide
A moving testament to one of the literary world's most celebrated marriages: that of the greatest playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the beautiful prize-winning biographer Antonia Fraser. In this memoir, Fraser recounts the life she shared with the renowned dramatist. In essence, it is a love story and an insightful account of their years together, beginning with their initial meeting when Fraser was the wife of a member of Parliament and mother of six, and Pinter was married to a distinguished actress. Over 33 years together, they experienced much joy, a shared devotion to their work, crises and laughter, and, in the end, great courage and love as Pinter battled the illness to which he eventually succumbed on Christmas Eve 2008. Fraser's diaries--written by a biographer living with a creative artist and observing the process firsthand--also provide a unique insight into his writing.--From publisher description.
The cavalier case : a Jemima Shore mystery by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
27 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,602 libraries worldwide
Jemina Shore falls under the spell of a seventeenth-century poet, soldier, and viscount of Lackland while researching ghosts for a TV project.
Oxford blood by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
31 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 1,578 libraries worldwide
In this tale Jemima is reluctantly shooting a TV expose--"Golden Lads and Girls"--The exotic lifestyles of overprivileged undergraduates. Among them is Lord Saffron, the wealthy, twenty-year-old heir to the former foreign secretary. When a confession by a dying midwife throws Saffron's birth and bloodline into doubt, Jemima's interest in the documentary perks up considerably. Then a student is murdered, drawing Jemima into a case that will demand the utmost of her skills of detection.
Quiet as a nun by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
55 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,573 libraries worldwide
When a murder takes place in a secluded tower at Blessed Eleanor's Convent in Sussex and the victim is an old school friend, Britain's most popular TV reporter Jemima Shore finds herself in the middle of a disturbing puzzle. The dead woman, a nun, was to inherit one of the largest fortunes in Britain. Jemima walks into the eye of a worldly storm of fear--and the more she learns, the clearer it becomes that more lives, including her own, are being threatened.
Your royal hostage : a Jemima Shore mystery by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,402 libraries worldwide
Sacked from her job at Megalith Television, television news anchorwoman Jemima Shore becomes a freelance commentator for American television and investigates a fanatical fringe group threatening to kidnap Princess Amy, disrupting the upcoming royal wedding in London.
A splash of red by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
31 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,340 libraries worldwide
Everyone loved Chloe Fontaine. Tiny and exquisitely pretty, her fragile looks hid a considerable talent as a novelist. She had had a series of admirers, lovers, and husbands ever since her arrival in literary London. Her friends sometimes remarked on the odd contrast of her disorderly private life and the careful formality of her work, yet it hardly seemed to matter when even the critics doted on her. When Chloe strangely and suddenly disappears one hot summer day, Jemima Shore, who is left in charge of her flat, must find out why before it is too late.
Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave and other stories by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,192 libraries worldwide
Collection of nine short stories about murder and mayhem, four featuring Jemima Shore, investigative reporter.
Political death : a Jemima Shore mystery by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
25 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
In Britain, with an election approaching, Lady Imogen Swain gives TV reporter Jemima Shore the first volume of a diary, aimed at blowing the whistle on a spy scandal. Before she can give Jemima the second--that one names names--Imogen is killed. Jemima investigates. By the author of The Wives of Henry VIII.
Cool repentance by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
30 editions published between 1900 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
An affair seems to be just an affair ... until it leads to murder.
Archaeology Audiobooks Audiobooks Authors, English Authors' spouses Biography Charles--II,--King of England,--1630-1685 Cromwell, Oliver,--1599-1658 Detective and mystery stories, English Diaries Dolls Dramatists, English England England--London English poetry--Scottish authors Favorites, Royal Fawkes, Guy,--1570-1606 Fiction France Fraser, Antonia,--1932- Great Britain Gunpowder Plot (1605) Heads of state Henry--VIII,--King of England,--1491-1547 Heroes History James--I,--King of England,--1566-1625 Kings and rulers Kings and rulers--Paramours Large type books Louis--XIV,--King of France,--1638-1715 Love-letters Marie Antoinette,--Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France,--1755-1793 Marriage Marriages of royalty and nobility Mary,--Queen of Scots,--1542-1587 Pinter, Harold,--1930-2008 Poetry Queens Relations with women Scotland Shore, Jemima (Fictitious character) Toys Wars of the Roses (Great Britain : 1455-1485) Women Women authors, English Women detectives Women--Political activity Women--Social conditions Women soldiers
Fraser, Antonia, Lady, 1932-
Fraser, Antonia Margaret Caroline 1932-
Fraser, Antonia Pakenham, 1932-
Fraser, Antonia Pakenham, Lady
Fraser, Antonia Pakenham, Lady, 1932-
Fraser, Antonia Pakenhem, 1932-
Fraser, Antonia Peckenham 1932-
Fraser, Lady Antonia Pakenham
Früherer Name Peckenham, Antonia Margaret Caroline 1932-
Pakenham, Antonia, 1932-
Peckenham, Antonia 1932-
Peckenham Fraser, Antonia 1932-
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