Alison Weir

Alison Weir is the biggest-selling female historian (and the fifth bestselling historian) in the United Kingdom since records began in 1997. She has published 23 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 has published 17 history books, including Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Lady in the Tower and Elizabeth of York, and five historical novels. Her latest biography is The Lost Tudor Princess. Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen is the first in a series of novels about the wives of Henry VIII.

Alison is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Sciences and an honorary life patron of Historic Royal Palaces. She is married with two adult children and lives in Surrey, England.

“History is full of wonderful stories and amazing characters. I feel very privileged to be able to bring them to life in both my non-fiction books and my novels. In both cases, I feel that an author has a responsibility to be as true to the facts as is possible. And in an age in which history is increasingly perceived to be 'dumbed down' in schools, on television and on film, we can all learn from a study of the past. We can discover more about ourselves and our own civilisation.”—Alison Weir


Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen  audio preview

Alison Weir

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