Alison Weir

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Alison Weir


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in London, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1951

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Alison Weir (born 1951) is a British writer of history books for the general public, mostly in the form of biographies about British kings and queens. She currently lives in Surrey, England, with her two children.

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.

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII

4.10 avg rating — 54,068 ratings — published 1991 — 23 editions
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The Life of Elizabeth I

4.06 avg rating — 26,498 ratings — published 1996 — 24 editions
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Innocent Traitor

3.95 avg rating — 27,878 ratings — published 2006 — 34 editions
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The Lady Elizabeth

3.97 avg rating — 22,442 ratings — published 2008 — 37 editions
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Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life

3.97 avg rating — 12,417 ratings — published 1999 — 18 editions
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The Children of Henry VIII

4.04 avg rating — 11,277 ratings — published 1996 — 18 editions
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Henry VIII: The King and Hi...

4.17 avg rating — 10,517 ratings — published 2001 — 18 editions
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The Lady in the Tower: The ...

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Mary Boleyn: The Mistress o...

3.81 avg rating — 6,992 ratings — published 2011 — 22 editions
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Captive Queen: A Novel of E...

3.70 avg rating — 6,819 ratings — published 2009 — 31 editions
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October 2011, Alison Weir
"Her Favorite Books About Mistresses: Devour these five juicy books about the power and allure of the "other woman" from the historian who wrote Mary Boleyn." ...More

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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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