Alison Weir

Books by Alison Weir

Alison Weir is a bestselling British historian and historical novelist. She has written numerous books, both fiction and nonfiction. For Five Books, she has recommended both the best Tudor historical fiction as well as her favourite historical novels.

“I think she [Alison Weir] has managed to teach history to more people than Oxford University, because her books are so well written and easy to follow. She is especially good at taking time to explain the world that she writes about, so the reader gets a real feel for what it was like to live in the middle ages. Her books emphasise the colour and pageantry of that era – what everyone wore, what their jewels were like. I love that kind of book.” American historian and novelist Nancy Goldstone in her interview on ‘strong women in bad marriages.’

Interviews with Alison Weir

The Best Tudor Historical Fiction, recommended by Alison Weir

The Tudor dynasty, which ruled England from 1485 to 1603, has been the focus of extraordinary public attention in recent years, thanks to the success of books like Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and the lavish television drama The Tudors, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. We asked Alison Weir, the author of many bestselling factual and novelistic books on the period, to recommend her favourite works of Tudor historical fiction.

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