• "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