• "Brings England's Norman queens out of the shadows and dazzlingly to life. Drawing on a wealth of fascinating contemporary sources, Alison Weir presents the drama, passion and intrigue of these extraordinary women's lives and restores them to their rightful place in history. A masterpiece."

    Tracy Borman
  • "Another polished, fascinating gem from Weir herself, the queen of history writing."

    John Lewis-Stempel, Sunday Express
  • "Alison Weir's hugely popular history books are as gripping as novels"

    The Times
  • "Weir provides immense satisfaction. She writes in a pacy, vivid style, engaging the heart as well as the mind"

    Amanda Foreman
  • "[A] riveting history of the century following the Norman Conquest"

    Simon Shaw, Mail on Sunday