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Encyclopedia > Alison Weir (historian)
Alison Weir
Born: 1951
Nationality: British


Alison Weir (born 1951) is a British writer of history books for the general public, mostly in the form of biographies about British kings and queens. She currently lives in Surrey, England, with her two children. Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... The title page to The Historians History of the World. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Not to be confused with Surry. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II...


Before becoming an author, Weir worked as a teacher of children with special needs. She received her formal training in history at teacher training college.


Weir retains a wide following of loyal readers. Most of her books are best-sellers in the UK. She has recently completed her first novel Innocent Traitor, based on the life of Lady Jane Grey (1537–1554) and she plans to follow this novel with another dealing with the life, before her accession to the throne, of Queen Elizabeth I, publication of which is expected in 2007 in the UK and 2008 in the United States Lady Jane Grey, formally Jane of England (1537 – 12 February 1554), a grand-niece of Henry VIII of England, reigned as uncrowned Queen regnant of the Kingdom of England for nine days in July 1553. ... Elizabeth I Queen of England and Ireland Queen of France, nominal title Elizabeth I (September 7, 1533–March 24, 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from November 17, 1558 until her death. ...


Bibliography

Nonfiction:

Fiction: The Six Wives of Henry VIII is an account of Henry VIIIs marriages from British historian Alison Weir. ... The Two Princes Edward and Richard in the Tower, 1483 by Sir John Everett Millais, 1878, part of the Royal Holloway picture collection The Princes in the Tower, Edward V of England (November 4, 1470 – 1483-5?) and his brother, Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York (17 August 1473... Lancaster York For other uses, see Wars of the Roses (disambiguation). ... Elizabeth I redirects here. ... Eleanor of Aquitaine Eleanor of Aquitaine (Aliénor dAquitaine in French), Duchess of Aquitaine and Gascony and Countess of Poitou (1122[1] –April 1, 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Europe during the High Middle Ages. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland, later King of Ireland, from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley is book by historian Alison Weir, published in 2003. ... Isabella returns to England with her son, Edward III. Jean Fouquet, 1455x1460. ...

  • Innocent Traitor (2007)

Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley

Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley is a book by Alison Weir, published in 2003. It is the biography of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her second husband Lord Darnley, the parents of King James I of England (VI of Scotland) who became king of both countries in 1603 and who fathered Charles I of England. Charles was beheaded at the end of the Second English Civil War in 1649. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mary I (popularly known as Mary, Queen of Scots: French: ); (December 8, 1542 – February 8, 1587) was Queen of Scots (the monarch of the Kingdom of Scotland) from December 14, 1542, to July 24, 1567. ... Henry Stewart (or Stuart, which was the style adopted by his father, and thence perpetuated as the House of Stuart), 1st Duke of Albany (7 December 1545 – 9 or 10 February 1567), commonly known as Lord Darnley, King Consort of Scotland, was the first-cousin and second husband of... James Stuart (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scots as James VI, and King of England and King of Ireland as James I. He ruled in Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567, when he was only one year old. ... This article is about the country. ... Year 1603 (MDCIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants Royalist Forces Parliamentary Forces: Commanders King Charles I Duke of Hamilton Earl of Norwich Baron Capel Oliver Cromwell Thomas Fairfax Thomas Horton The Second English Civil War (1648–1649) was the second of three wars known as the English Civil War (or Wars) which refers to the series of...


This is a scholarly book that details the intrigue and scandal swirling around Mary and the struggle over whether the country that became Great Britain would be Roman Catholic or Protestant. It also provides a great deal of evidence about who murdered Lord Darnley, the husband forced on Mary by the English nobles. Raised in the court of France as a Roman Catholic and advised by the Scottish Catholic nobles, Mary was the centre of a world of conspiracy that included the Vatican and France and that landed her, still scheming, imprisoned by Queen Elizabeth I of England until she was beheaded on February 8, 1587. is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1587 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ...


External links

  • Official Site
  • Random House UK minisite
  • Random House US minisite
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NAME Weir, Alison
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DATE OF BIRTH 1951
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