• "A comprehensive exploration of the myth surrounding her subject"

    Sunday Times
  • "Gripping"

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

    Frank McLynn, Independent
  • "Weir is particularly good at piecing together historical mysteries, and this penetrating portrait of a much-misunderstood woman set against the riveting background of the Tudor court is a real eye opener"

    Good Book Guide
  • "Weir states correctly that this book is as much a historiography as it is a biography"

    Sara Read, Times Higher Education