Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian (and the fifth bestselling historian overall) in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces, and is married with two adult children. Anne Boleyn is the second in the Six Tudor Queens series of novels about the wives of Henry VIII, which began with Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen - a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.
Alison Weir brings Katherine of Aragon dazzlingly to life - GuardianProfound historical knowledge with huge emotional intelligence - Earl SpencerBeautifully written and captivating with so much attention to detail that the Tudor court came alive in every sense - Baattyaboutbooks (blog) on KATHERINE OF ARAGONThis exquisite book charts the rise and fall of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine... A fascinating insight into this period of our history. Weir's undeniable strength is her immaculate description, enabling the reader to be transported back to Tudor England - SunWeir manages to untangle the complex web of 16th-century politics, shown through Katherine's duties as ambassador, and her astute reading of the games being played. This adds greatly to the heft of the character, demonstrating what a competent woman she was becoming - Herald ScotlandAlison Weir clearly admires her heroine ... meticulously researched - The TimesThis well-researched and engrossing read gives a new perspective on the long-suffering first wife - Good HousekeepingAn engrossing novel about the life of a monarch whose death changed the course of history, by an expert known for the page-turning quality of her prose. - Readings