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.
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