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Welcome to the official website of the British author and historian Alison Weir.


Alison Weir is the biggest-selling female historian (and the fifth best-selling historian) in the United Kingdom since records began in 1997. She has published thirty-two titles and sold more than 3 million books - over a million in the UK and 2.2 million in the USA. She is now working on two concurrent series of books: Six Tudor Queens, comprising six novels on the wives of Henry VIII (with associated e-books, above), and England's Medieval Queens, a quartet of historical works of non-fiction.






ABOVE - RECENT, NEW AND FORTHCOMING BOOKS

Top row, left to right:



KATHARINE PARR: THE SIXTH WIFE
The sixth book in the Six Tudor Queens series
UK hardback, 13th May 2021

KATHARINE PARR: THE SIXTH WIFE
The sixth book in the Six Tudor Queens series
Australian and New Zealand hardback, 13th May 2021


KATHERYN HOWARD: THE SCANDALOUS QUEEN
The fifth book in the Six Tudor Queens series
US paperback, 18th May 2021


THE QUEEN'S CHILD
UK e-short, 10th June 2021


IN THIS NEW SEPULCHRE
UK e-short, 8th July 2021


Bottom row, left to right:

IN THE SHADOW OF QUEENS: TALES FROM THE TUDOR COURT
UK hardback, 23rd September 2021


QUEENS OF THE CRUSADES
UK paperback, 21st October 2021

THE LAST WHITE ROSE: A NOVEL OF ELIZABETH OF YORK
US hardback, 3rd May 2022


KATHARINE PARR: THE SIXTH WIFE
The sixth book in the Six Tudor Queens series
US paperback, 10th May 2021


ELIZABETH OF YORK: THE LAST WHITE ROSE (final jacket to be revealed)
UK hardback, 12th May 2022




THE SIX TUDOR QUEENS SERIES

Win the whole set! A competition for US readers, open until 23rd May 2021! To enter, please visit:
https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/alison-weir-tudor-queens-library

Over 300,000 copies sold in the UK!

You can read my blog posts on the series at https://hforhistory.co.uk/h-for-history-posts/










"Thanks to its sheer comprehensiveness and ambition,this six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction." (The Times)





SIX TUDOR QUEENS UK e-shorts:

SIX TUDOR QUEENS: TELLING A NEW STORY (10th March 2016)
ARTHUR, PRINCE OF THE ROSES (10th November 2016)
THE BLACKENED HEART (9th March 2017)
THE TOWER IS FULL OF GHOSTS TODAY (31st October 2017)
THE CHATEAU OF BRIIS (11th January 2018)
THE GRANDMOTHER'S TALE (8th March 2018)
THE UNHAPPIEST LADY IN CHRISTENDOM (6th September 2018)
THE CURSE OF THE HUNGERFORDS (4th April 2019)
THE KING'S PAINTER (19th September 2019)
THE PRINCESS OF SCOTLAND (2nd April 2020)
THE WICKED WIFE (21st January 2020)
THE QUEEN'S CHILD (10th June 2021)
IN THIS NEW SEPULCHRE (8th July 2021)


To purchase UK e-books from overseas:
1: Log into your Amazon account.
2: Go to 'content and devices' on the drop menu.
3: Click 'settings' (over to the right, in blue letters)
4: Scroll down to 'country settings', and click ‘change your country’. (This will only be temporary)
5: Enter a UK address (google UK address samples and choose a generic address)
6: You will now have access to UK titles. Buy the book you want and download it to your device.
7: Go through the same process to change the country settings back.


The ENGLAND'S MEDIEVAL QUEENS quartet




 


Historical biography, especially of people who lived centuries ago, is more often than not the piecing together of fragments of information and trying to make sense of them. We cannot know our subjects as we know those of our own time: we can only infer so much about them from the sources of the period and memorials they left behind. My favourite novelist, Norah Lofts, could not have put it more succinctly when she wrote, in The Brittle Glass (1942): 'And so out of the bits and pieces I could gather, out of my own imaginings and speculations, I built up a picture and a story... After all, how much nearer, even with much documentary evidence, can we come to understanding any one of the myriad dead who have gone to their graves, carrying their real secrets, of motive and essence and personality, into the silence with them?"