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  • 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

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