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  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784701864
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $24.99

Queens of the Conquest

England’s Medieval Queens


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Full of passion and betrayal, murder and war, the first volume of an epic new series from bestselling historian Alison Weir, bringing five of England's medieval queens to life.

Full of passion and betrayal, murder and war, the first volume of an epic new series from bestselling historian Alison Weir, bringing five of England's medieval queens to life.
A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year

Love, murder, war, betrayal

This is the story of the five extraordinary queens who helped the Norman kings of England rule their dominions. Recognised as equal sharers in the royal authority, their story is packed with tragedy, high drama, even comedy.

Heroines, villains, stateswomen, lovers
Beginning with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in his invasion of England in 1066, and culminating in the turbulent life of the Empress Maud, whoc claimed to be queen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to the end, the five Norman queens are revealed as hugely influential figures and fascinating characters.

In Alison Weir's hands, these pioneering women reclaim their rightful roles at the centre of English history.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784701864
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $24.99

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, most recently, 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. She is married with two adult children and lives and works in Surrey.

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Praise for Queens of the Conquest

“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

“One of our greatest popular historians”

Daily Mail

“[A] riveting history of the century following the Norman Conquest”

Simon Shaw, Mail on Sunday

“Alison Weir is one of our best popular historians and one, moreover, with an impressive scholarly pedigree”

Independent

“Alison Weir has the rare gift of being able to bring history vividly to life”

Choice


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