Alison Weir (historian)


Alison Weir (historian)

Alison Weir (born 1951) is a British writer of history books, mostly in the form of biographies about British royalty.

She currently lives in Surrey, England, with her two children, John and Kate.

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.

Weir retains a wide following of loyal readers. Most of her books are best-sellers in the UK. In 2007, she completed her first novel "Innocent Traitor", based on the life of Lady Jane Grey (1537–1554) Her newest novel is a fictional treatment dealing with the life of Queen Elizabeth I before her accession to the throne. It was published in 2008 in the UK and United States.

Bibliography

Nonfiction

* "Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy" (latest edition, 2002)
* "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" (1991)
* "The Princes in the Tower" (1992)
* "Lancaster and York - The Wars of the Roses" (1995)
* "Children of England: The Heirs of King Henry VIII" (1996, later reissued as "The Children of Henry VIII")
* "Elizabeth, The Queen" (1998)
* "Eleanor of Aquitaine: By the Wrath of God, Queen of England" (1999)
* "Henry VIII: The King and His Court" (2001)
* "Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley" (2003)
* "Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England" (2005)
* "Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess" (2007)
* "The Lady in the Tower" (2009)

Fiction

*"Innocent Traitor" (2007)
*"The Lady Elizabeth" (2008)

Notes

External links

* [http://www.alisonweir.org.uk Official Site]
* [http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/alisonweir/home.htm Random House UK minisite]
* [http://www.randomhouse.com/features/weir Random House US minisite]


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