• "The compelling drama of Elizabeth’s life, the traumatic perils she faced as a young woman, the murder of her brothers by Richard III and the later mystery of Perkin Warbeck, are richly presented."

    Iain Finlayson, The Times
  • "A meticulous scholar... Weir sincerely admires her subject, doing honor to an almost forgotten queen"

    New York Times
  • "The great asset of this book is the combination of the political and the personal… Weir is a fine writer with a wonderful gift for description."

    Linda Porter, Literary Review
  • "Weir has a shrewd sense of what will seize the imagination of the keen historical amateur."

    The Independent
  • "Weir adheres to the conventional story without giving much weight to new theories, preferring instead to stick with the facts about daily life for a Plantagenet princess-turned-Tudor queen."

    Lesley McDowell, Herald