Alison Weir


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in London, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1951

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Alison Weir is a British writer of history books for the general public, mostly in the form of biographies about British kings and queens, and of historical fiction. Before becoming an author, Weir worked as a teacher of children with special needs. She received her formal training in history at teacher training college. She currently lives in Surrey, England, with her two children.

Average rating: 4.0 · 274,608 ratings · 15,845 reviews · 55 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Six Wives of Henry VIII

4.11 avg rating — 60,148 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Innocent Traitor

3.96 avg rating — 29,947 ratings — published 2006 — 38 editions
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The Life of Elizabeth I

4.06 avg rating — 28,109 ratings — published 1998 — 29 editions
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The Lady Elizabeth

3.98 avg rating — 24,356 ratings — published 2008 — 37 editions
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Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life

3.98 avg rating — 13,341 ratings — published 1999 — 19 editions
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The Children of Henry VIII

4.05 avg rating — 12,231 ratings — published 1996 — 19 editions
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Henry VIII: The King and Hi...

4.18 avg rating — 11,198 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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The Lady in the Tower: The ...

4.01 avg rating — 10,758 ratings — published 2009 — 26 editions
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Mary Boleyn: The Mistress o...

3.80 avg rating — 7,790 ratings — published 2011 — 24 editions
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Captive Queen: A Novel of E...

3.74 avg rating — 8,054 ratings — published 2010 — 35 editions
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“I prefer to be left alone with my books.”
Alison Weir, Innocent Traitor

“If only they would all just leave me alone with my books and my letters, I would be content to let life, and the world pass me by”
Alison Weir, Innocent Traitor

“You must pray to God for forgiveness because I can give you none”
Alison Weir, Innocent Traitor

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Wow! I'm so late with next months book poll. Sorry! January is one of our non-fiction months...biography/history. Vote for your choice. This is a quick one so it will end on Friday. Depending on the length of the book we choose, we may skip the first Tuesday in January for discussion.

Madame de Pompadour Madame de Pompadour  by Nancy Mitford Nancy Mitford
 
  4 votes, 100.0%

Lucrezia Borgia Lucrezia Borgia Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy by Sarah Bradford Sarah Bradford
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography Eleanor of Aquitaine A Biography by Marion Meade Marion Meade
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
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Queen Isabella Queen Isabella Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England by Alison Weir Alison Weir
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin by Edmund S. Morgan Edmund S. Morgan
 
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