• "Recounted with her usual lively thoroughness by Alison Weir, my favourite Tudor historian"

    Philippa Gregory, Independent on Sunday
  • "With impressive narrative skill, Alison Weir pilots her readers through the ceaseless tides of intrigue which surged around the four heirs of King Henry VIII. Her mastery of detail brings their tempestuous lives into sharp focus from a distance of four centuries... This is full-blooded history"

    Christopher Hirst, Independent
  • "She writes in an engaging way and adopts an even-handed approach"

    Irish Times
  • "Alison Weir is one of our best popular historians and one, moreover, with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history"

    Frank McLynn, Independent
  • "Weir provides immense satisfaction. She writes in a pacy, vivid style, engaging the heart as well as the mind. This, her fourth book on the Tudors, affirms her pre-eminence in that field"

    Amanda Foreman, Independent