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The complete SIX TUDOR QUEENS short-story collection by acclaimed historian and SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING author, Alison Weir.

‘This brilliant series has brought Henry VIII’s six wives to life as never before’ TRACY BORMAN

‘Detailed, immaculately researched and convincing’ THE TIMES

‘Lingers long after the last page is turned’ ELIZABETH FREMANTLE



Behind every great king stands a queen. And behind every queen, the whole court watches on…

Over the years of his reign, six different women took their place beside King Henry VIII of England as his wife and queen.

But the real stories of the six Tudor queens belong to those who lived among them. Played out in glittering palaces and whispering courts, these are tales of the people who loved and served these women, and those who lied and betrayed them.

Collected together for the first time, In the Shadow of Queens reveals thirteen startling stories from the Tudor court, told by those at the very heart of that world.

ALISON WEIR.
Groundbreaking truth. Breathtaking fiction.



PRAISE FOR THE SIX TUDOR QUEENS SERIES:

‘Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life’ Guardian

‘A tour de force’ Susan Ronald

‘Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else’ Barbara Erskine

‘Well researched and engrossing’ Good Housekeeping

‘Hugely enjoyable . . . Alison Weir knows her subject and has a knack for the telling and textural detail’ Daily Mail

Reviews

Katheryn emerges from the pages of this beautifully realised portrayal as beguiling, vivacious and, in the end, tragically naive . . .This novel will captivate you and break your heart. Utterly sublime
Tracy Borman
Weir demonstrates her deep knowledge of the period offering fascinating detail on all aspects of Tudor life. . .It is a profoundly moving story that lingers long after the last page is turned
Elizabeth Freemantle
Alison's sensitively drawn novel will change everyone's preconceptions
Susan Ronald
This is my favourite of the series
Marilyn Roberts
For the first time I felt as though, thanks to Alison's skilful writing and storytelling, I came to "know" Katharine. The book is utterly exceptional and beautifully crafted, with a keen eye for detail - solid gold for Tudor history lovers
Nicola Tallis
This brilliant series has brought Henry VIII's six wives to life as never before, and with Katharine Parr Alison Weir has saved the best until last. With stunning period detail and compelling drama throughout, Katharine emerges as a woman far ahead of her time: fiercely intelligent, courageous, passionate and inspiring, charting a course through the deadly waters of the Tudor court. This novel will enthrall and inspire, just as much as it will break your heart.
Tracy Borman