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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 twenty-three titles and sold more than 2.7 million books - over a million in the UK and more than 1.7 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. A further series of books will be announced next year.




JANE SEYMOUR: THE HAUNTED QUEEN, the third book in the Six Tudor Queens series, will be officially launched on 23rd April, at 6.30pm for 7pm, in the Great Hall of Hampton Court Palace, with a presentation followed by drinks and canapes. This event is for members of Historic Royal Palaces and invited guests. Tickets will be on sale from 12th March.

350 lucky winners can read my new historical novel, Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, before it is released in bookshops (see News page for details).


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



RECENT, NEW AND FORTHCOMING BOOKS

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ANNE BOLEYN: A KING'S OBSESSION
The second novel in the Six Tudor Queens series.
UK/Canada hardback, 18th May 2017
http://www.alisonweir.org.uk/books/bookpages/more-anne-boleyn-a-kings-obsession.php


ANNE BOLEYN: A KING'S OBSESSION
The second novel in the Six Tudor Queens series.
Australia/New Zealand hardback, 16th May 2017


QUEENS OF THE CONQUEST
The first book in the England's Medieval Queens series.
US hardback, 26th September 2017


QUEENS OF THE CONQUEST
The first book in the England's Medieval Queens series.
UK hardback, 28th September 2017
http://www.alisonweir.org.uk/books/bookpages/more-qotc.php



ANNE BOLEYN: A KING'S OBSESSION
UK paperback, 11th January 2018


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ANNE BOLEYN: A KING'S OBSESSION
US paperback, 24th April 2018

JANE SEYMOUR: THE HAUNTED QUEEN
The third book in the England's Medieval Queens series.
UK, Canada and Australia hardback, 3rd May 2018
http://alisonweir.org.uk/books/bookpages/more-jane-seymour-the-haunted-queen.php


JANE SEYMOUR: THE HAUNTED QUEEN
The third book in the England's Medieval Queens series.
Australia/New Zealand hardback, 8th May 2018

JANE SEYMOUR: THE HAUNTED QUEEN
The third book in the England's Medieval Queens series.
US hardback, 15th May 2018

A TUDOR CHRISTMAS, co-authored with Historic Royal Palaces historian, Siobhan Clarke
UK only hardback, 4th October 2018





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)


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.


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?"