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  • Published: 1 December 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099532675
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $24.99
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Children of England

The Heirs of King Henry VIII 1547-1558




A sequel to The Six Wives of Henry VIII, this vivid and compelling book tells the story of Henry's children and those of his sister Mary - popular history at its best.

'Recounted with her usual lively thoroughness by Alison Weir, my favourite Tudor historian' Philippa Gregory

When Henry VIII died in 1547, he left three highly intelligent children to succeed him in turn, to be followed, if their lines failed, by the descendants of his sister, Mary Tudor.

Children of England begins at the point where The Six Wives of Henry VIII came to an end and covers the period until Elizabeth succeeded to the throne in 1558. Making use of a huge variety of contemporary sources, Alison Weir brings to life one of the most extraordinary periods of English history, when each of Henry's heirs was potentially the tool of powerful political or religious figures, and when the realm was seething with intrigue and turbulent change.

  • Published: 1 December 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099532675
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

About the author

Alison Weir

Alison Weir is one of Britain’s top-selling historians. She is the author of numerous works of history and historical fiction, specialising in the medieval and Tudor periods. Her bestselling history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth of York and The Lost Tudor Princess. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession. She is an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She lives and works in Surrey.

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Praise for Children of England

Recounted with her usual lively thoroughness by Alison Weir, my favourite Tudor historian

Philippa Gregory, Independent on Sunday

With impressive narrative skill, Alison Weir pilots her readers through the ceaseless tides of intrigue which surged around the four heirs of King Henry VIII. Her mastery of detail brings their tempestuous lives into sharp focus from a distance of four centuries... This is full-blooded history

Christopher Hirst, Independent

She writes in an engaging way and adopts an even-handed approach

Irish Times

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

Frank McLynn, Independent

Weir provides immense satisfaction. She writes in a pacy, vivid style, engaging the heart as well as the mind. This, her fourth book on the Tudors, affirms her pre-eminence in that field

Amanda Foreman, Independent

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