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    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This acclaimed best seller from popular historian Alison Weir is a fascinating look at the Tudor family dynasty and its most infamous ruler. The Six Wives of Henry VIII brings to life England’s oft-married monarch and the six wildly different but equally fascinating women who married him. Gripping from the first sentence to the last and loaded with fascinating details, Weir’s rich history is a perfect blend of scholarship and entertainment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Daniel Stockwell on 06-03-2016

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 27 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      5 out of 5 stars 55

    The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stories, and Alison Weir writes a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories. In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon's first husband, who is said to have loved her, in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By S Kelleher on 22-10-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Six Tudor Queens: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets

    • Six Tudor Queens, Book 4
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Esther Wane
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A German Princess with a guilty secret. The King is in love with Anna's portrait, but she has none of the accomplishments he seeks in a new bride. She prays she will please Henry, for the balance of power in Europe rests on this marriage alliance. But Anna's past is never far from her thoughts, and the rumours rife at court could be her downfall. Everyone knows the King won't stand for a problem queen. Anna of Kleve. The fourth of Henry's Queens. Her story. 

    Non-member price: $37.98

    • Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession

    • Six Tudor Queens, Book 2
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 43
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    Fresh from the cultivated hothouse of Renaissance France, Anne draws attention at the English court. A nobleman, a poet and a king vie for her love. She has a spirit worthy of a crown - and a crown is what she seeks. It is a more powerful aphrodisiac than love. And so she embarks on her perilous course, which will plunge a kingdom into turmoil. Blood will flow on her account. Her only protection is the King's great love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great account of history

    • By Coburn3 on 10-07-2019

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • The Life of Elizabeth I

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    The New York Times best-selling author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The War of the Roses, historian Alison Weir crafts fascinating portraits of England’s infamous House of Tudor line. Here Weir focuses on Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin Queen, who ascended to the throne at age 25 and never married, yet ruled for 44 years and steered England into its Golden Age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elizabeth 1

    • By Anonymous User on 03-07-2019

    Non-member price: $61.50

    • The Lost Tudor Princess

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a Queen, her father an Earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal not just once but twice by falling in love with unsuitable men. Fortunately the marriage arranged for her turned into a love match.

    Non-member price: $40.74

    • Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen

    • Six Tudor Queens, Book 3
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Rose Akroyd
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    The woman haunted by the fate of her predecessor. Eleven days after the death of Anne Boleyn, Jane is dressing for her wedding to the King. She has witnessed at firsthand how courtly play can quickly turn to danger and knows she must bear a son...or face ruin. This new Queen must therefore step out from the shadows cast by Katherine and Anne - in doing so, can she expose a gentler side to the brutal King?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Catherine on 15-10-2018

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Elizabeth of York

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 22 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. One of the key figures of the Wars of the Roses, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, she married Henry Tudor to bring peace to a war-torn England. In Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen, Alison Weir builds a portrait of this beloved queen, placing her in the context of the magnificent, ceremonious, often brutal world she inhabited.

    Non-member price: $47.56

    • Lancaster and York

    • The Wars of the Roses
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 22 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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    Lancater and York is a riveting account of the Wars of the Roses, from beloved historian Alison Weir. The war between the houses of Lancaster and York was characterised by treachery, deceit, and bloody battles. Alison Weir's lucid and gripping account focuses on the human side of history. At the centre of the book stands Henry VI, the pious king whose mental instability led to political chaos, and his wife Margaret of Anjou, who took up her arms in her husband's cause and battled in a violent man's world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic history

    • By Simon on 11-04-2017

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • The Children of Henry VIII

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is one of the most popular chroniclers of British and European royal history. In this fascinating book she sheds light on the scheming, backstabbing and brutality that plagued England after Henry VIII’s death. Filled with remarkable and sometimes shocking details, The Children of Henry VIII is an arresting narrative that brings the past to life and infuses it with all the flair of a riveting novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No Elizabeth

    • By Daniel Stockwell on 07-04-2016

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Henry VIII: King and Court

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 25 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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    This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but also a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Well researched but narration good for insomniacs

    • By AshaMaria on 07-02-2019

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Alison Weir

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Alison Weir, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Alison Weir, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Exclusive to Audible. Join Alison Weir in the studios talking about her ambitious six part series - Six Tudor Queens. Explaining the process of writing a historical novel and how her passion was first ignited, we are given a glimpse into what it takes to write about well-known but often misunderstood historical figures. Alison Weir is a British writer of history books, and latterly historical novels, mostly in the form of biographies about British royalty.

    Non-member price: $0.00

    • Queens of the Conquest

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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    In the first volume of this epic new series, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England's queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. Beginning with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in 1066, to the turbulent life of the Empress Maud, who claimed to be queen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to that end, the five Norman queens emerge as hugely influential figures and fascinating characters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • well researched

    • By Jennifer on 31-01-2018

    Non-member price: $39.10

    • The King's Painter

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    King Henry VIII is set to marry a woman he's never met. Wary of rumours whispered by foreign envoys, he sends Susanna Gilman, royal painter and trusted friend, to Kleve to find out more about his chosen bride. Before long, Susanna is returning to England with the Princess Anna, assuring the King she is a suitable match. But the King is disappointed - Anna is not as beautiful as her portrait.

    Non-member price: $7.59

    • Innocent Traitor

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    Lady Jane Grey was born into the most dangerous of times. Child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother for whom she was a pawn in a dynastic game with the highest stakes, she lived a life in thrall to political machinations and lethal religious fervour. Growing up with the future Queen Elizabeth and her reluctant nemesis, Mary, she soon learned the truth of the values imparted to her by Henry VIII's last Queen, Katherine Parr.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Sharon Nolen on 03-02-2017

    Non-member price: $40.74

    • The Curse of the Hungerfords

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Esther Wane
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anne Bassett served four of Henry VIII's queens, yet the King himself once pledged to serve her. Had fate not decreed otherwise, she might have been his wife - and Queen of England. But now, far from court and heavy with her husband's child, Anne prays in the Hungerford chapel and awaits the ghostly figure she knows will come. This is her story, one that entwines with the fate of another Lady Hungerford from not so many years before. 

    Non-member price: $7.59

    • Queen Isabella

    • Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Popular historian Alison Weir has crafted best-selling biographies of such prominent icons as King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. A master at uncovering fascinating and little-known details, Weir brings these historical figures to life with a brilliant blend of entertainment and scholarship. No English queen has drawn more ire than the vilified Queen Isabella. Weir, at long last, delivers the definitive biography of one of the most controversial members of English royalty.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent historical biography

    • By mary on 16-10-2018
    • Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 11-07-2012
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • The Marriage Game

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Their affair is the scandal of Europe…Queen Elizabeth cannot resist her dashing but married Master of Horse, Lord Robert Dudley. Many believe them to be lovers. The formidable young Queen is regarded by most as a bastard and a heretic, yet many seek her hand in marriage. Desperately insecure, Elizabeth embarks on a perilous balancing act, using sex and high-powered diplomacy to play what becomes known as The Marriage Game.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Any story line spoilt by the Narration

    • By S.Attenborough on 04-08-2015

    Non-member price: $39.10

    • Mary Boleyn

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mary Boleyn was the mistress of two kings, Francois I of France and Henry VIII of England, and sister to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. In this astonishing and riveting biography, Alison Weir’s extensive research gives a new and detailed portrayal, in which she recounts that, contrary to popular belief, Mary was entirely undeserving of her posthumous notoriety as a great whore.

    Non-member price: $26.04

    • Katherine Swynford

    • The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this remarkable book, Alison Weir recounts one of the greatest and most remarkable love stories of medieval England. It is the extraordinary tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. But Katherine Swynford was much more than that.

    Non-member price: $34.57

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