Traitors of the Tower
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Traitors of the Tower

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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 edition
  • 0099542285
  • 9780099542285
  • 11,036

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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 Weekly *show more

About Alison Weir

Alison Weir is one of Britain's top-selling historians. She is the author of numerous works of history and historical fiction, specialising in the medieval and Tudor periods. Her bestselling history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth of York and, most recently, The Lost Tudor Princess. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession. She is an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces. She is married with two adult children and lives and works in Surrey.show more

Review Text

"Weir wears her learning lightly and has a pleasant habit of anticipating all the questions of a curious reader"show more

Back cover copy

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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976 ratings
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4 35% (343)
3 31% (306)
2 6% (59)
1 2% (15)
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