Was Katheryn Howard’s execution avoidable? It may be that in death, as in much of her life, she was a pawn manipulated by some of the most powerful men in England. As historian and novelist Alison Weir tells Historia, evidence suggests that it was Henry VIII’s advisors, rather than the grief-stricken King himself, who wanted […]
Historia interviews author Alison Weir about her novel Anna of Kleve
Historia’s April 2019 giveaway is five signed superproof copies of of Alison Weir’s Anna of Kleve, the latest in her best-selling Six Tudor Queens series about the wives of Henry VIII, one copy each to be won by five different entrants.
Win a pair of tickets to the launch of the stunning third book in Alison Weir’s Six Tudor Queens series, Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen. Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen publishes on 3rd May 2018. The third book in the Six Tudor Queens series, it draws a finely detailed and enthralling portrait of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third queen. […]
History by the River is new a monthly panel event with a social buzz for lovers of books, history and good beer. It’s a chance to get together with fellow readers and authors to hear about the best new historical writing, then discuss it all over a drink afterwards. NB: you can’t actually see Tower […]
Did Anne Boleyn really fend off Henry VIII’s advances for seven years? Our guest this month, Alison Weir, dishes the dirt. It was novel for a King like Henry VIII to have to beg for sexual favours. When he asked Anne Boleyn to become his mistress, around 1525-6, she refused. She would not even agree to […]
New novels from two historical fiction heavyweights up for grabs this month! Win a copy of Dunstan, the brand new standalone
Alison Weir is one of the UK’s best-loved and best-selling historians. She’s published seventeen history books and five historical novels, selling over 2.7 million books worldwide. Her latest project is ambitious – a re-telling of the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives, in six novels, over six years. The first, Katherine of Aragon: The True […]