Traitors of the Tower
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Traitors of the Tower

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This is a short, sharp shot of royal revenge. More than four hundred years ago, seven people - five of them women - were beheaded in the Tower of London. Three had been queens of England. The others were found guilty of treason. Why were such important people put to death? Alison Weir's gripping book tells their stories: from the former friend betrayed by a man set on being king, to the young girl killed after just nine days on the throne. Alison Weir is a wonderful storyteller. Through her vivid writing, Alison Weir brings history alive.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 10mm | 58.97g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Quick Reads ed
  • 0099542285
  • 9780099542285
  • 92,823

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"Alison Weir is one of our greatest popular historians" Daily Mail "Weir provides immense satisfaction. She writes in a pacy, vivid style, engaging the heart as well as the mind" -- Amanda Foreman Independent "Weir wears her learning lightly and has a pleasant habit of anticipating all the questions of a curious reader" Publishers Weeklyshow more

About Alison Weir

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her non-fiction books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Katherine Swynford and Elizabeth of York. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, The Lady Elizabeth and A Dangerous Inheritance.show more

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More than four hundred years ago, seven people - five of them women - were beheaded in the Tower of London. Three had been queens of England. The others were found guilty of treason. Why were such important people put to death? Alison Weir's gripping book tells their stories: from the former friend betrayed by a man set on being king, to the young girl killed after just nine days on the throne. Alison Weir is a wonderful storyteller. Through her vivid writing, history comes alive Quick Reads: Pick Up a Book Today Quick Reads are bite-sized books by bestselling writers and well-known personalities for people who have lost the reading habit or who simply want a short, fast-paced read. It is a major collaboration between writers, publishers, book retailers, libraries and educational bodies, and Quick Reads partners include BBC RaW, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Arts Council England and unionlearn. On World Book Day, 4 March 2010, XX [TBC] new Quick Reads titles are launched. For PR enquiries, please contact Colman Getty PR on 020 7631 2666. [Quick Reads logo: see attached file] www.quickreads.org.uk Quick Reads is a World Book Day initiative. [in much smaller typeface across the bottom] World Book Day Ltd Registered Office: 272 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BA. Registered in England no. 2783095 Charity No. 1079257. Facilitated by the Publishers Association and Booksellers Assocation of the UK and Ireland.show more

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"Alison Weir is one of our greatest popular historians"show more

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911 ratings
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4 35% (317)
3 31% (286)
2 6% (57)
1 1% (13)
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