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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

Average rating: 3.91 · 94,639 ratings · 3,973 reviews · 115 distinct worksSimilar authors
Marie Antoinette: The Journey

3.91 avg rating — 36,392 ratings — published 2001 — 62 editions
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The Wives of Henry VIII

4.08 avg rating — 18,475 ratings — published 1992 — 50 editions
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Mary Queen of Scots

3.94 avg rating — 17,101 ratings — published 1969 — 60 editions
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Love and Louis XIV: The Wom...

3.85 avg rating — 7,755 ratings — published 2006 — 28 editions
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The Warrior Queens

3.72 avg rating — 2,687 ratings — published 1988 — 26 editions
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Kings and Queens of England

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The Gunpowder Plot: Terror ...

3.86 avg rating — 1,564 ratings — published 1996 — 26 editions
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The Weaker Vessel

3.93 avg rating — 1,359 ratings — published 1984 — 21 editions
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Must You Go?: My Life with ...

3.60 avg rating — 953 ratings — published 2010 — 20 editions
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Cromwell

3.71 avg rating — 848 ratings — published 1973 — 7 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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