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  • With a fine eye for period detail, Weir chronicles the romances, scandals and intrigues that saw five Tudor reigns.

    JC, Lady
  • Alison Weir has done us a favor by reviving the story of this extraordinary woman… This is a substantial, detailed biography of a fascinating woman who lived her extraordinary life to the full.

    Phillippa Gregory, Washington Post on Sunday
  • Weir balances historical data with emotional speculation to illuminate the ferocious dynastic ambitions and will to power that earned her subject a place in the spotlight.

    The New York Times
  • A magnificent and thorough study by a sharp historian.

    Julia Richardson, Daily Mail
  • A fine writer with a wonderful gift for description

    Literary Review

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