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Weir, Alison

Overview
Works: 35 works in 476 publications in 9 languages and 11,530 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Television mini-series  Historical films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PR6123.E36, B
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Publications about Alison Weir
Publications by Alison Weir
Most widely held works by Alison Weir
Innocent traitor : a novel of Lady Jane Grey by Alison Weir( Book )
49 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
Lady Jane Grey was born into the most dangerous of times. Child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother for whom she is a pawn in a dynastic game with the highest stakes, she lived a life in thrall to political machinations and lethal religious fervour. Growing up with the future Queen Elizabeth and her reluctant nemesis, Mary, she soon learns the truth of the values imparted to her by Henry VIII's last Queen, Katherine Parr. Her honesty, intelligence and strength of character carries the enthralled reader through all the vicious twists of Tudor power politics, to her nine-day reign and its unbearably poignant conclusion
The Lady Elizabeth : a novel by Alison Weir( Book )
38 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 851 libraries worldwide
A vivid fictional portrait of the tumultuous early life of Queen Elizabeth I describes her perilous path to the throne of England and the scandal, political intrigues, and religious turmoil she confronted along the way, from the deaths of her parents, Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII, to the fanaticism of her sister, Mary I
The lady in the tower : the fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir( Book )
27 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 libraries worldwide
"The imprisonment and execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIIIs second wife, in May 1536 was unprecedented in English history ... Anne was imprisoned in the Tower of London on 2 May 1536, and tried and found guilty of high treason on 15 May. Her supposed crimes included adultery with five men, one her own brother, and plotting the Kings death. Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest. Was it Henry VIII who, estranged from Anne, instructed Master Secretary Thomas Cromwell to fabricate evidence to get rid of her so that he could marry Jane Seymour? Or did Cromwell, for reasons of his own, construct a case against Anne and her faction, and then present compelling evidence before the King? Or was Anne, in fact, guilty as charged?"--Publisher's description
The princes in the tower by Alison Weir( Book )
32 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 libraries worldwide
Despite five centuries of investigation by historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, remain one of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. Did Richard III really kill "the Princes in the Tower," as is commonly believed, or was the murderer someone else entirely? In this utterly absorbing and meticulously researched book, English writer Alison Weir, an authority on the history of the British
Katherine Swynford : the story of John of Gaunt and his scandalous duchess by Alison Weir( file )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 730 libraries worldwide
Recounts one of the love stories of medieval England. This is a tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster
The life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir( Book )
33 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 643 libraries worldwide
"Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I reigned prosperously for more than forty years, from 1558 until her death in 1603. During her rule, however, she remained an extremely private person, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets with no one - not even her closest, most trusted advisors. Now, in this brilliantly researched, fascinating new book, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir brings the enigmatic figure of Elizabeth I to life as never before."--BOOK JACKET. "Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and passion, intrigue and war, Weir dispels the myths surrounding Elizabeth I and examines the contradictions of her character, exploring complex questions. Elizabeth I loved the Earl of Leicester, but did she conspire to murder his wife? She called herself the Virgin Queen, but how chaste was she through dozens of liaisons? She never married, but was her choice to remain single tied to the chilling fate of her mother, Anne Boleyn?"--Jacket
The six wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir( Book )
35 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 599 libraries worldwide
The tempestuous, bloody, and splendid reign of Henry VIII of England (1509-1547) is one of the most fascinating in all history, not least for his marriage to six extraordinary women. In this accessible work of brilliant scholarship, Alison Weir draws on early biographies, letters, memoirs, account books, and diplomatic reports to bring these women to life. Catherine of Aragon emerges as a staunch though misguided woman of principle; Anne Boleyn, an ambitious adventuress with a penchant for vengeance; Jane Seymour, a strong-minded matriarch in the making; Anne of Cleves, a good-natured and innocent woman naively unaware of the court intrigues that determined her fate; Catherine Howard, an empty-headed wanton; and Catherine Parr, a warm-blooded bluestocking who survived King Henry to marry a fourth time
Elizabeth R by Glenda Jackson( visu )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
"I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart!" said Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I, known as the Virgin Queen, was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and reigned as Queen of England from 1558-1603. This mini-series dramatizes her life from her ascension to the throne at age 25 to her death forty-four years later. Elizabeth refused to ever marry, exploiting her status as a tool in foreign policy, and using courtship as diplomacy, a theme explored at some length in this depiction. The drama brings to life her brilliant advisors, including William Cecil and Francis Walsingham, and great sailors Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh. Delves into the life of the monarch who made England into a world power, and whose time on the throne is now remembered as the "Elizabethan Age."
The Lady Elizabeth : a novel by Alison Weir( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 566 libraries worldwide
A look at the life of Elizabeth I before she became queen and the powerful figures which dominated her life, including Henry VIII; her sister Mary; Edward; Thomas Seymour; and the ever-present ghost of her mother, Anne Boleyn, who was executed by Henry. She will learn early that the adult world contains many threats that have to be negotiated if she is to keep her heart and her head
Captive queen : a novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
The author harks back to the twelfth century with a sensuous and tempestuous tale that brings vividly to life England's most passionate and destructive royal couple: Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II. Nearing her thirtieth birthday, Eleanor has spent the past dozen frustrating years as consort to the pious King Louis VII of France. For all its political advantages, the marriage has brought Eleanor only increasing unhappiness and daughters instead of the hoped for male heir
Innocent traitor by Alison Weir( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Lady Jane Grey was born into times of extreme danger. Child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother, for whom she was merely a pawn in a dynastic power game with the highest stakes, she lived a life in thrall to political machinations and lethal religious fervour. Jane's astonishing and essentially tragic story was played out during one of the most momentous periods of English history. As a great-niece of Henry VIII, and the cousin of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, she grew up realizing that she could never throw off the chains of her destiny. Her honesty, intelligence and strength of character carry the reader through all the vicious twists of Tudor power politics, to her nine-day reign and its unbearably poignant conclusion
The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the struggles of the Lancaster and York families to control the British monarchy, while offering profiles of such figures as Katherine of Valois, Elizabeth Wydville, and Margaret of Anjou
The children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Recounts the lives of Henry VIII's heirs and the intrigues that arose from their struggle to ascend their father's throne
Henry VIII : the king and his court by Alison Weir( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Acknowledgments - Introduction - 1. "A Most Accomplished Prince"--2. "The Triumphal Coronation" - 3. "A Prince of Splendour and Generosity" - 4. "This Magnificent, Excellent and Triumphant Court" - 5. "A Perfect Builder of Pleasant Palaces" - 6 "The King's House" - 7. "The Worship and Welfare of the Whole Household" - 8. "Such Plenty of Costly Provision" - 9. "Elegant Manners, Extreme Decorum, and Very Great Politeness" - 10. "Innocent and Honest Pastimes" - 11. "New Men" and "Natural Counsellors" -12. "All Goodly Sports" - 13. "Merry Disports" - 14. "Rather Divine Than Human" - 15. "The Holy Innocent" - 16. "A Galaxy of Distinguished Men" - 17. "The King's Painters" - 18. "Graceless Dogholes" - 19. "Obstinate Men Who Govern Everything" - 20. "Cloth of Frieze Be Not Too Bold" - 21. "The Best Dressed Sovereign in the World" - 22. "This Cardinal Is King - 23. "The Pearl of the World" - 24. "Multitudes Are Dying around Us" - 25. "The Mother of the King's Son" - 26. "The Eighth Wonder of the World" - 27. "One Man's Disobedience" - 28. "A Proud Horse Tamed and Bridled" - 29. "All the Enemies of England Are Gone" - 30. "Next in Rank to His Majesty" - 31. "The Establishment of Good Order" - 32. "A Fresh Young Damsel" - 33. "Master Hans" - 34. "Noli Me Tangere, for Caesar's I Am" - 35. "A Thousand Cases of Sweat" - 36. "Back to Your Wife!" - 37. "Above Everyone, Mademoiselle Anne" - 38. "Squire Harry Will Be God, and Do as He Pleases!" - 39. "Opprobrious Words" - 40. "The Lady Marquess" - 41. "The Triumph at Calais and Boulogne" - 42. "Anna Regina Angliae" - 43. "Here Anna Comes, Bright Image of Chastity" - 44. "The High and Mighty Princess of England" - 45. "The Image of God upon Earth" - 46. "That Thin Old Woman" - 47. "Thunder Rolls around the Throne" - 48. "Bound to Obey and Serve" - 49. "The Suppression of the Religious Houses" - 50. "The Most Joyful News" - 51. "The Very Pearl of the Realm" - 52. "A Sort of Knaves" - 53. "Nourishing Love" - 54. "Displeasant Airs" - 55. "I Have Been Young, and Now Am Old" - 56. "Is Not the Queen Abed Yet?" - 57. "Little, Sweet Fool" - 58. "A Nest of Heretics" - 59. "The Good Expectations of the King's Majesty" - 60. "The Enterprise of Boulogne" - 61. "The Worst Legs in the World" - 62 "Painful Service" - 63. "The Rarest Man That Lived in His Time" - Genealogical Table: The Tudors and Their Rivals - Bibliography - Notes and References - List of Illustrations - Index
The lady in the tower : the fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 libraries worldwide
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
Queen Isabella : treachery, adultery, and murder in medieval England by Alison Weir( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Conspiracy, treason, perjury, and forgery, along with political assassination, and several deadly sins ... [the author of this book] exhibits a breathtaking grasp of the physical and cultural context of Queen Eleanor's life
Occupation 101 : voices of the silenced majority ( visu )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Covers the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace
Traitors of the tower by Alison Weir( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
The stories of seven people put to death in the Tower of London
Isabella : she-wolf of France, Queen of England by Alison Weir( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
"In Newgate Street in the city of London once stood the magnificent church of a Franciscan monastery. Entirely paved with marble, this royal mausoleum, built in the 14th century, was set to rival Westminster Abbey. Among the many crowned heads buried there was Isabella of France, Edward II's queen - one of the most notorious femmes fatales in history." "Today, according to popular legend, Isabella's angry ghost can be glimpsed among the church ruins, clutching the beating heart of her murdered husband. It's also said that her maniacal laughter can be heard on stormy nights at Castle Rising in Norfolk. In literature she has fared no better. Christopher Marlowe's 'unnatural Queen, false Isabel' has also been described as 'a woman of evil character, a notorious schemer', and as the 'She-Wolf of France'. Tragic, cruel, tormented: how did Isabella acquire such a reputation?" "Isabella was born in 1292, the daughter of Philip IV of France and sister to three future French kings. A pawn in the game of international politics, she was married at the age of twelve to Edward II of England. And so began a public and private life more turbulent and eventful than any heroine - or anti-heroine - of fiction." "Isabella lived through a long period of civil war. She bore Edward four children but was constantly humiliated by his relationships with male favourites. Although she is known to have lived adulterously with Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, accusations of murder and regicide remain unsubstantiated. Had it not been for her unfaithfulness, history may have immortalised her as a liberator - the saviour who unshackled England from a weak and vicious monarch."--Jacket
Katherine Swynford : the story of John of Gaunt and his scandalous duchess by Alison Weir( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 libraries worldwide
In her remarkable new book, Alison Weir recounts one of the greatest and most remarkable love stories of medieval England. It is the extraordinary tale of an exceptional In her remarkable new book, Alison Weir recounts one of the greatest and most remarkable love stories of medieval England. It is the extraordinary tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. But Katherine Swynford was much more than that. She was the mother of the Beauforts, and through them the ancestress of the Yorkist Kings, the Tudors, the Stuarts and every other sovereign since - a prodigious legacy which has shaped the history of Britain
 
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