Antonia Fraser





Antonia Fraser


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in London, The United Kingdom
August 27, 1932

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Antonia Fraser is the author of many widely acclaimed historical works, including the biographies Mary, Queen of Scots (a 40th anniversary edition was published in May 2009), Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, King Charles II and The Gunpowder Plot (CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger; St Louis Literary Award). She has written five highly praised books which focus on women in history, The Weaker Vessel: Women's Lot in Seventeenth Century Britain (Wolfson Award for History, 1984), The Warrior Queens: Boadecia's Chariot, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Marie Antoinette: The Journey (Franco-British Literary Prize 2001), which was made into a film by Sofia Coppola in 2006 and most recently Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King. She was awarde ...more

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Marie Antoinette: The Journey

3.91 avg rating — 24,676 ratings — published 2001 — 54 editions
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The Wives of Henry VIII

4.14 avg rating — 12,533 ratings — published 1992 — 38 editions
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Mary Queen of Scots

4.01 avg rating — 8,928 ratings — published 1969 — 42 editions
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Love and Louis XIV: The Wom...

3.90 avg rating — 4,357 ratings — published 2006 — 27 editions
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The Warrior Queens

3.71 avg rating — 1,919 ratings — published 1988 — 19 editions
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The Weaker Vessel

3.92 avg rating — 1,000 ratings — published 1984 — 19 editions
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Kings and Queens of England

3.97 avg rating — 1,102 ratings — published 1975 — 17 editions
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The Gunpowder Plot

3.81 avg rating — 1,059 ratings — published 1996 — 23 editions
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Must You Go?: My Life with ...

3.54 avg rating — 719 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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Cromwell

3.66 avg rating — 527 ratings — published 1973 — 19 editions
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“I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all. marie antoinette”
Antonia Fraser, Marie Antoinette: The Journey

“As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism.”
Antonia Fraser

“[In 16th century European society] Marriage was the triumphal arch through which women, almost without exception, had to pass in order to reach the public eye. And after marriage followed, in theory, the total self-abnegation of the woman.”
Antonia Fraser, The Wives of Henry VIII

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