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Alison Weir (1) (1951–)

Autor(a) de The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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About the Author

Alison Weir was born in London, England on July 8, 1951. She received training to be a teacher with a concentration in history from the North Western Polytechnic. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a civil servant and ran her own school for children with learning difficulties from mostrar mais 1991 to 1997. Her first book, Britain's Royal Families, was published in 1989. Her other books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII; Children of England; Eleanor of Aquitaine; Henry VIII: King and Court; Mary, Queen of Scots; and Isabella. Her first novel, Innocent Traitor, was published in 2006. Her other novels include The Lady Elizabeth, The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn, The Captive Queen, A Dangerous Inheritance, and Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Alison Weir

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1991) 3,234 exemplares
Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life (1999) 2,844 exemplares
The Life of Elizabeth I (1998) 2,800 exemplares
Innocent Traitor (2006) 2,461 exemplares
The Children of Henry VIII (1996) 2,121 exemplares
The Princes in the Tower (1992) 2,041 exemplares
The Wars of the Roses (1995) 1,971 exemplares
The Lady Elizabeth (2008) 1,818 exemplares
Henry VIII: King and Court (2001) 1,662 exemplares
The Captive Queen (2010) 819 exemplares
Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings (2011) 724 exemplares
Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession (2017) 465 exemplares
Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen (2018) 391 exemplares
The Marriage Game (2014) 279 exemplares
Katherine Parr, The Sixth Wife (2021) 199 exemplares
The Last White Rose (2022) 149 exemplares
Traitors of the Tower (2010) 124 exemplares
The King's Pleasure (2023) 64 exemplares
A Tudor Christmas (2018) 53 exemplares
Arthur, Prince of the Roses (2016) 22 exemplares
The Tower is Full of Ghosts Today (2017) 20 exemplares
BP Portrait Award 2011 (2011) 14 exemplares
The King's Painter (2019) 8 exemplares
The Grandmother's Tale (2018) 7 exemplares
The Queen's Child (2021) 6 exemplares
The Curse of the Hungerfords (2019) 5 exemplares
In This New Sepulchre (2021) 4 exemplares
The Wicked Wife (2021) 3 exemplares
A Man of God 1 exemplar
Mary I: Queen of Sorrows (2024) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Daughter of Time (1951) — Introdução, algumas edições5,888 exemplares
The Witch and the Priest (1956) — Introdução, algumas edições39 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Alison Weir em Folio Society Devotees (Abril 2022)
Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir (August 2011 batch) em Reviews of Early Reviewers Books (Janeiro 2012)


I seem to be having a bit of a Tudor moment, what with CJ Sampson's Matthew Shardlake and all. I started Innocent Traitor comparing it unfavourably with Sampson's work. But I found it in due course a real page-turner. The truly horrifying history of Jane Grey, the nine-days Queen is told through the eyes of many of the people involved in her life. Their individual voices are hard to distinguish one from the other, but their different views of aspects of the same tale make for interesting reading. There's Jane herself, quiet, studious but strong-minded, her loyal loving nurse, her dreadfully inhumane mother and the political entourage surrounding her. The characters are believable, and the story is a true one.

Alison Weir, an historian, has clearly enjoyed the opportunity, new to her, of fictionalising her account, putting words and thoughts into her characters' mouths and heads that can have no basis in hard historical fact. But she is so conversant with the period and the characters about whom she writes that the feel of the book is likely to be an accurate refection of this particularly unsavoury episode in English history. A very good if uncomfortable read.
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Margaret09 | 95 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
This is thorough and engaging account of Henry VIII’s time as king. As the title implies, it also covers members of his court, and it does not dwell on Henry’s life before he came to the throne.

Like all Alison Weir’s books, this is meticulously researched, yet in no way is it a hard-to-digest scholarly work.

Passages here and there didn’t hold my attention, but then the author covers a lot of ground, so other readers like myself may not be hooked on every topic. On the most part, though, this heavy tome is well worthwhile reading.… (mais)
PhilSyphe | 21 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2024 |
I gave up, far too much detail and guess work.
Lokileest | 54 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2024 |
This short story is written in third-person specific about Henry VII’s eldest son.

Not much happens, sadly. Certainly not with Arthur. He hears second-hand reports of current events, such as the Perkin Warbeck affair, in which he has no direct involvement, and the outcome doesn’t affect his life in any respect.

I’d rather the author had cut things like the above-mentioned example and dramatized a few short scenes. We’re told who Arthur likes and dislikes, but we don’t see any of this play out. For example, we’re told he likes his sister Margret but dislikes his brother Harry (the future Henry VIII), so it’s a pity we couldn’t have had at least one scene featuring Arthur with each sibling to show the contrasting relationships.

Short stories like this don’t have much scope for anything big, but something still needs to happen – and the main character being told reports about what’s happened to someone who has little or no bearing on his life doesn’t cut it.

I’m a fan of this author, but this for me isn’t Alison Weir at her best. It’s interesting in places, but not in any way enthralling.
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PhilSyphe | 3 outras críticas | Feb 29, 2024 |



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