Six Tudor Queens

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 141 ratings

Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen Publisher's Summary

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? Or that Henry VIII, an overprotected child and teenager, was prudish when it came to sex? That Jane Seymour, usually portrayed as Henry's one true love, had the makings of a matriarch? There is much to reveal....

Alison writes about the wives in the contexts of their own ages and of the court intrigues that surrounded these women and - without exception - wrecked their lives. She will transport listeners into a lost and vivid world of splendour and brutality: a world in which love, or the game of it, dominates all.

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  • Book 1

    • 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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    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

  • Book 2

    • 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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    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 Debbie on 10-07-2019

    Non-member price: $39.02

  • Book 3

    • 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
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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

  • Book 4

    • 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

    • The Curse of the Hungerfords

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Esther Wane
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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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

    • The King's Painter

    • By: Alison Weir
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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