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Alison Weir draws on her unsurpassed expertise in the Tudor Period to chronicle the downfall and dramatic final days of this influential and fascinating woman. Paperback Editions December The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn Author s: Traitors of the Tower Quick Reads Author s: The book provides a reasonably engaging and informative view of the rise and fall of seven individuals during to rule of the Tudor line in the fifteenth and sixteenth century.

In all instances they Alison Weir summarises events that led to seven executions that transpired in the Tower of London between Those unfortunates covered are: Queen Anne Boleyn 3. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again.

Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Traitors of the Tower by Alison Weir. Traitors of the Tower by Alison Weir. Traitors of the Tower 3. More than four hundred years ago, seven people - five of them women - were beheaded in the Tower of London. Three had been queens of England.

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The others were found guilty of treason. Why were such important people put to death? Alison Weir's gripping book tells their stories: Through her vivid writing, Alison Weir brings history alive. Paperback , 75 pages. Published March 4th by Vintage first published February 14th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Sep 18, Brooklyn Tayla rated it it was amazing Shelves: Starting in with Lord Hastings, ending in with Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, this short presents us with 7 accounts of tragedies among English history. Each short essay was utterly gripping and phenomenal, and I recommend it to all history lovers or anyone who is interested in learning. Feb 09, Jo Barton rated it it was amazing.

I enjoyed a quick wizz through traitor history. Starting in and ending in , each section only takes about ten pages. The history is simply yet succinctly explained with enough attention to detail to whet your appetite. Useful as an introduction or an aide memoir. Nov 03, Kelly rated it really liked it.

Love a good history book. Short, bloody and straight to the point, British history is so brutal, I love it. Feb 23, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: This was written for World Book Day this year in conjunction with the BBC in an attempt to get more people interested in reading, something I fully support!

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It's a very short, factual read, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I really liked how it was obvious that Weir was really enthusiastic about Lady Jane Grey and Anne Boleyn, they were less a string of facts, dates and accounts as little works of prose. I would really recommend Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir, it's a really fantastic read if you, This was written for World Book Day this year in conjunction with the BBC in an attempt to get more people interested in reading, something I fully support!

I would really recommend Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir, it's a really fantastic read if you, like me, are fascinated the Tudor period.


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That was why I picked this up from the library along with another full length novel. It is the driest piece of overhyped literature I think I have ever picked up. Though maybe, unlike the masses who raved on and on about it when it came out, I have just read vastly better material by vastly better authors, i. This is a short review for a short book, it's good if you like reading about the English monarchy around the late s to the early s, in which case you probably know about Margaret Pole and the three queens who were killed in the Tower, but it gives a nice, straightforward account of events and circumstances and speculation on motives surrounding the deaths.

Mar 10, Richard rated it really liked it. Another example of why I love, and what I think is so good with Quick Reads. Above all else thy are an opportunity to read new authors and try out different genres. I have just been introduced to Alison Weir through this non-fictional account of traitors whose lives ended abruptly in the Tower of London. She is an author and historian whose informed writing does bring history to a wider audience. These brief summaries may indeed whet one's appetite to seek out weightier volumes like "The Princes Another example of why I love, and what I think is so good with Quick Reads.

This book is an excellent introduction to a very 'current' author who has recently shared her own views on Hilary Mantel's comments on the Duchess of Cambridge and spoken about the significance of finding the bones of Richard III.

Take a chance on a Quick Read; if you hate one you have lost nothing. But maybe, like with this Alison Weir offering for me, you can be taken into a different reality and hopefully a whole world of books with a new found love of reading. Nov 06, Mary Bronson rated it it was amazing Shelves: