Six Tudor Queens Anne Boleyn A King s Obsession

Six Tudor Queens  Anne Boleyn  A King s Obsession

But when the King commands, nothing is ever a game. Anne has a spirit worthy of a crown - and the crown is what she seeks. At any price. Anne Boleyn. History tells us why she died. This powerful novel shows her as she lived.

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472227645

Category: Fiction

Page: 581

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The Sunday Times bestselling second novel in Alison Weir's stunning Six Tudor Queens series. 'An unforgettable portrait of the ambitious woman whose fate we know all too well, but whose true motivations may surprise you' Telegraph 'Detailed, immaculately researched and convincing' The Times 'It feels like you are watching all the events unfold' Reader review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Absolutely captivating and a real page turner' Reader review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ --- The second of Henry VIII's queens. Her story. A young woman who changed the course of history. Fresh from the palaces of Burgundy and France, Anne draws attention at the English court, embracing the play of courtly love. But when the King commands, nothing is ever a game. Anne has a spirit worthy of a crown - and the crown is what she seeks. At any price. Anne Boleyn. History tells us why she died. This powerful novel shows her as she lived. --- PRAISE FOR THE SIX TUDOR QUEENS SERIES: 'This series is a serious achievement' The Times 'This brilliant series has brought Henry VIII's six wives to life as never before' Tracy Borman 'Profoundly moving... lingers long after the last page' Elizabeth Fremantle 'Well researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Vivid characters and a wonderful sense of time and place' Barbara Erskine 'Hugely enjoyable . . . Alison Weir knows her subject and has a knack for the telling and textural detail' Daily Mail
Categories: Fiction

Anne Boleyn A King s Obsession

Anne Boleyn  A King s Obsession

In this second novel of Alison Weir’s epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed author and historian weaves exciting new research into the story of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s most infamous wife, a woman ahead of her time whose very ...

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9781101966532

Category: Fiction

Page: 594

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In this second novel of Alison Weir’s epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed author and historian weaves exciting new research into the story of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s most infamous wife, a woman ahead of her time whose very life—and death—forever changed a nation. Born into a noble English family, Anne is barely a teenager when she is sent from her family’s Hever Castle to serve at the royal court of the Netherlands. This strategic move on the part of her opportunistic father also becomes a chance for the girl to grow and discover herself. There, and later in France, Anne thrives, preferring to absorb the works of progressive writers rather than participate in courtly flirtations. She also begins to understand the inequalities and indignities suffered by her gender. Anne isn’t completely inured to the longings of the heart, but her powerful family has ambitious plans for her future that override any wishes of her own. When the King of England himself, Henry VIII, asks Anne to be his mistress, she spurns his advances—reminding him that he is a married man who has already conducted an affair with her sister, Mary. Anne’s rejection only intensifies Henry’s pursuit, but in the absence of a male heir—and given an aging Queen Katherine—the opportunity to elevate and protect the Boleyn family, and to exact vengeance on her envious detractors, is too tempting for Anne to resist, even as it proves to be her undoing. While history tells of how Anne Boleyn died, this compelling new novel reveals how fully she lived. Praise for Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obession “Superb . . . page-turning biographical fiction, hauntingly and beautifully told . . . psychologically penetrating.”—Historical Novels Review “Immaculately researched and convincing . . . This tale of Anne’s ascent and demise cannot escape comparisons with Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall series.”—The Times “A tragic, misrepresented figure, one of history’s original nasty women . . . Weir’s fictional Anne is ferociously smart and guilty of nothing but craving the power that's rightfully hers to claim.”—NPR “One of historical fiction’s most compelling and exciting portraits of the enduringly fascinating and mysterious Anne Boleyn.”—Lancashire Evening Post “As always, Weir demonstrates a keen eye for crafting dramatic scenes of beautiful, accurate detail, instilling in the reader a vivid sense of being there.”—Booklist
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Six Tudor Queens Anna of Kleve Queen of Secrets

Six Tudor Queens  Anna of Kleve  Queen of Secrets

Also by Alison Weir The Six Tudor Queens series Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen Six Tudor Queens Digital Shorts Writing a New Story Arthur: Prince of the Roses The ...

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472227744

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

View: 487

The Sunday Times bestselling fourth novel in Alison Weir's captivating Six Tudor Queens series. 'Alison Weir transforms Henry VIII's much-maligned fourth wife into a woman of passion, courage and mystery' Tracy Borman 'A fascinating tale of love in all its guises' Sun 'Alison Weir never ceases to amaze me with something new' Reader review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Easy to read ... and difficult to put down' Reader review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ --- The fourth of Henry VIII's queens. Her story. A German princess with a guilty secret. The King is in love with a portrait, but the real Anna does not enchant him. She must win him over. Everyone knows that Henry won't stand for a problem queen. But rumours of Anna's past are rife at court - dangerous talk that could mark her downfall. Can this clever, spirited young woman reach out in friendship to the King, and gain his love forever? Anna of Kleve. History tells us she was never crowned queen. But her story does not end there. --- PRAISE FOR THE SIX TUDOR QUEENS SERIES: 'This series is a serious achievement' The Times 'This brilliant series has brought Henry VIII's six wives to life as never before' Tracy Borman 'Profoundly moving... lingers long after the last page' Elizabeth Fremantle 'Well researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Vivid characters and a wonderful sense of time and place' Barbara Erskine 'Hugely enjoyable . . . Alison Weir knows her subject and has a knack for the telling and textural detail' Daily Mail
Categories: Fiction

Six Tudor Queens Katheryn Howard The Tainted Queen

Six Tudor Queens  Katheryn Howard  The Tainted Queen

Six Tudor Queens 5 Alison Weir. weaknesses like our own' Bookbag Praise for Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession 'Alison Weir's wonderfully detailed novel offers a spellbinding solution to the mystery of Anne's true nature .

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472227799

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 693

The Sunday Times top-five bestselling fifth novel in Alison Weir's spellbinding Six Tudor Queens series. 'With characteristic verve and stunning period detail, this novel will captivate you and break your heart' Tracy Borman 'A profoundly moving story that lingers long after the last page is turned' Elizabeth Fremantle 'Told with empathy and understanding, I lived every moment' Reader review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'History comes to life in the hands of this most excellent author' Reader review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ --- The fifth of Henry VIII's queens. Her story. A naïve young woman at the mercy of her ambitious family. At just nineteen, Katheryn Howard is quick to trust and fall in love. She comes to court. She sings, she dances. She captures the heart of the King. But Henry knows nothing of Katheryn's past - one that comes back increasingly to haunt her. For those who share her secrets are waiting in the shadows, whispering words of love... and blackmail. Katheryn Howard. History tells us she died too soon. This mesmerising novel brings her to life. --- PRAISE FOR THE SIX TUDOR QUEENS SERIES: 'This series is a serious achievement' The Times 'This brilliant series has brought Henry VIII's six wives to life as never before' Tracy Borman 'Profoundly moving... lingers long after the last page' Elizabeth Fremantle 'Well researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Vivid characters and a wonderful sense of time and place' Barbara Erskine 'Hugely enjoyable . . . Alison Weir knows her subject and has a knack for the telling and textural detail' Daily Mail
Categories: Fiction

Six Tudor Queens Anna of Kleve Queen of Secrets

Six Tudor Queens  Anna of Kleve  Queen of Secrets

'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction' The Times A GERMAN PRINCESS WITH A GUILTY SECRET. The King is in love with a portrait, but the real Anna does not enchant him. She must win him over.

Author: ALISON. WEIR

Publisher: Headline Review

ISBN: 147222776X

Category:

Page: 480

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'Alison Weir transforms Henry VIII's much-maligned fourth wife into a woman of passion, courage and mystery' Tracy Borman Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession and Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, paints a spellbinding portrait of Anna of Kleve, Henry VIII's fourth queen. 'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction' The Times A GERMAN PRINCESS WITH A GUILTY SECRET. The King is in love with Anna's portrait, but she has none of the accomplishments he seeks in a new bride. She prays she will please Henry, for the balance of power in Europe rests on this marriage alliance. But Anna's past is never far from her thoughts, and the rumours rife at court could be her downfall. Everyone knows the King won't stand for a problem queen. ANNA OF KLEVE THE FOURTH OF HENRY'S QUEENS HER STORY Acclaimed, bestselling historian Alison Weir draws on new evidence to conjure a startling image of Anna as you've never seen her before. A charming, spirited woman, she was loved by all who knew her - and even, ultimately, by the King who rejected her. History tells us she was never crowned. But her story does not end there. SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS. 'Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else' Barbara Erskine 'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian
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Six Tudor Queens Katharine Parr The Sixth Wife

Six Tudor Queens  Katharine Parr  The Sixth Wife

Six Tudor Queens 6 Alison Weir. Also by Alison Weir The Six Tudor Queens series Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets Katheryn Howard: The ...

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472227843

Category: Fiction

Page: 589

View: 244

The Sunday Times top-five bestselling final novel in Alison Weir's spellbinding Six Tudor Queens series. 'A detailed and convincing portrait of an extraordinary life... this series is a serious achievement' The Times 'This brilliant series has brought Henry VIII's six wives to life as never before... will enthral and inspire, just as much as it will break your heart' Tracy Borman 'An absolute delight to read' Reader review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Alison Weir once again weaves fiction and fact to create a beautiful story' Reader review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ --- Henry VIII's final queen. Her story. A woman torn between love and duty. Two husbands dead, a boy and a sick man. Now Katharine is free to make her own choice. The ageing King's eye falls upon her. She cannot refuse him... or betray that she wanted another. She becomes Henry's sixth wife - a queen and trusted friend. But Katharine is hiding another secret in her heart, a deeply held faith that could see her burn... Katharine Parr. History tells us she survived. This enthralling novel reveals the life she lived. --- PRAISE FOR THE SIX TUDOR QUEENS SERIES: 'This series is a serious achievement' The Times 'This brilliant series has brought Henry VIII's six wives to life as never before' Tracy Borman 'Profoundly moving... lingers long after the last page' Elizabeth Fremantle 'Well researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Vivid characters and a wonderful sense of time and place' Barbara Erskine 'Hugely enjoyable . . . Alison Weir knows her subject and has a knack for the telling and textural detail' Daily Mail
Categories: Fiction

Six Tudor Queens Divorced Beheaded Died

Six Tudor Queens  Divorced  Beheaded  Died

Also by Alison Weir The Six Tudor Queens series Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets Six Tudor Queens Digital Shorts Writing a New Story ...

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472270719

Category: History

Page: 1568

View: 708

'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction' The Times Available together for the first time, the first three unmissable SIX TUDOR QUEENS novels from the Sunday Times bestselling series by acclaimed author and eminent historian Alison Weir. The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for compelling and dramatic tales. They each married the same man, but Katherine, Anne and Jane were as intimately connected to each other as to the King... Walk in the footsteps of the most infamous queens in history as their extraordinary stories weave together and play out in glittering palaces, birth chambers, gilded prisons - even on the scaffold itself. --- 'Shatters the many myths about Henry VIII's long-suffering first wife' Tracy Borman on Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen 'A triumph of fine detail and research... offers a complex depiction of an endlessly fascinating woman' Elizabeth Fremantle on Anne Boleyn, a King's Obsession 'This brilliant book is a bombshell! Jane Seymour the shy mouse type? Think again!' Kate Williams on Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen --- KATHERINE OF ARAGON, the True Queen. ANNE BOLEYN, the King's Obsession. JANE SEYMOUR, the Haunted Queen. --- SIX TUDOR QUEENS - Praise for Alison Weir: 'Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else' Barbara Erskine 'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian
Categories: History

Six Tudor Queens Jane Seymour The Haunted Queen

Six Tudor Queens  Jane Seymour  The Haunted Queen

Also by Alison Weir The Six Tudor Queens series Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession Six Tudor Queens Digital Shorts Writing a New Story Arthur: Prince of the Roses The Blackened Heart The Tower is Full of ...

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472227690

Category: Fiction

Page: 586

View: 776

The Sunday Times bestselling third novel in Alison Weir's captivating Six Tudor Queens series. 'This brilliant book is a bombshell! Jane Seymour the shy mouse type? Think again!' Kate Williams 'Brilliant and engaging' Good Housekeeping 'An extremely refreshing take on a very well-known period of history' Reader review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Alison Weir is such a good author I can hardly put it down' Reader review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ --- The third of Henry VIII's queens. Her story. The woman haunted by the fate of her predecessor. Eleven days after the death of Anne Boleyn, Jane is dressing for her wedding to the King. She has witnessed at first hand how courtly play can quickly turn to danger and knows she must bear a son . . . or face ruin. This new Queen must therefore step out from the shadows cast by Katherine and Anne. In doing so, can she expose a gentler side to the brutal King? Jane Seymour. History tells us how she died. This spellbinding novel explores the life she lived. --- PRAISE FOR THE SIX TUDOR QUEENS SERIES: 'This series is a serious achievement' The Times 'This brilliant series has brought Henry VIII's six wives to life as never before' Tracy Borman 'Profoundly moving... lingers long after the last page' Elizabeth Fremantle 'Well researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Vivid characters and a wonderful sense of time and place' Barbara Erskine 'Hugely enjoyable . . . Alison Weir knows her subject and has a knack for the telling and textural detail' Daily Mail
Categories: Fiction

Katheryn Howard The Scandalous Queen

Katheryn Howard  The Scandalous Queen

Bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir tells the tragic story of Henry VIII’s fifth wife, a nineteen-year-old beauty with a hidden past, in this fifth novel in the sweeping Six Tudor Queens series. “A vivid re-creation ...

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781101966624

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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Bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir tells the tragic story of Henry VIII’s fifth wife, a nineteen-year-old beauty with a hidden past, in this fifth novel in the sweeping Six Tudor Queens series. “A vivid re-creation of a Tudor tragedy.”—Kirkus Reviews In the spring of 1540, Henry VIII is desperate to be rid of his unappealing German queen, Anna of Kleve. A prematurely aged and ailing forty-nine, with an ever-growing waistline, he casts an amorous eye on a pretty nineteen-year-old brunette, Katheryn Howard. Like her cousin Anne Boleyn, Katheryn is a niece of the Duke of Norfolk, England’s premier Catholic peer, who is scheming to replace Anna of Kleve with a good Catholic queen. A flirtatious, eager participant in the life of the royal court, Katheryn readily succumbs to the king’s attentions when she is intentionally pushed into his path by her ambitious family. Henry quickly becomes besotted and is soon laying siege to Katheryn’s virtue. But as instructed by her relations, she holds out for marriage and the wedding takes place a mere fortnight after the king’s union to Anna is annulled. Henry tells the world his new bride is a rose without a thorn, and extols her beauty and her virtue, while Katheryn delights in the pleasures of being queen and the rich gifts her adoring husband showers upon her: the gorgeous gowns, the exquisite jewels, and the darling lap-dogs. She comes to love the ailing, obese king, enduring his nightly embraces with fortitude and kindness. If she can bear him a son, her triumph will be complete. But Katheryn has a past of which Henry knows nothing, and which comes back increasingly to haunt her—even as she courts danger yet again. What happens next to this naïve and much-wronged girl is one of the saddest chapters in English history.
Categories: Fiction

Anna of Kleve The Princess in the Portrait

Anna of Kleve  The Princess in the Portrait

Some think her attractive, but Henry knows he can never love her. What follows is the fascinating story of an awkward royal union that somehow had to be terminated.

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781101966594

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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The surprising and dramatic life of the least known of King Henry VIII’s wives is illuminated in the fourth volume in the Six Tudor Queens series—for fans of Philippa Gregory, Hilary Mantel, and The Crown. Newly widowed and the father of an infant son, Henry VIII realizes he must marry again to ensure the royal succession. Forty-six, overweight, and suffering from gout, Henry is soundly rejected by some of Europe's most eligible princesses. Anna of Kleve, from a small German duchy, is twenty-four, and has a secret she is desperate to keep hidden. Henry commissions her portrait from his court painter, who depicts her from the most flattering perspective. Entranced by the lovely image, Henry is bitterly surprised when Anna arrives in England and he sees her in the flesh. Some think her attractive, but Henry knows he can never love her. What follows is the fascinating story of an awkward royal union that somehow had to be terminated. Even as Henry begins to warm to his new wife and share her bed, his attention is captivated by one of her maids-of-honor. Will he accuse Anna of adultery as he did Queen Anne Boleyn, and send her to the scaffold? Or will he divorce her and send her home in disgrace? Alison Weir takes a fresh and astonishing look at this remarkable royal marriage by describing it from the point of view of Queen Anna, a young woman with hopes and dreams of her own, alone and fearing for her life in a royal court that rejected her almost from the day she set foot on England’s shore.
Categories: Fiction