Author(s): Alison Weir
England, 1536. Home to the greatest, most glittering court in English history. But beneath the dazzling facade lies treachery ...Elizabeth Tudor is daughter to Henry VIII, the most powerful king England has ever known. She is destined to ascend the throne, and deferred to as the King's heiress, but that all changes when her mother Anne Boleyn - Henry's great passion and folly - is executed for treason. Elizabeth 's life alters in a heartbeat. A pawn in the savage game of Tudor power politics, she is disinherited, declared a bastard, and left with only her quick wits to rely on for her very existence. But Elizabeth is determined to survive, to foil those who want to destroy her, or who are determined to use her as a puppet for their own lethal ambition, and to reclaim her birthright ...
The new novel from the author of the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling Innocent Traitor.
Praise for Alison Weir's Innocent Traitor
"Engrossing . . . suspenseful . . . enormously entertaining."
-The Washington Post Book World
"Splendid . . . In giving narrative voice to her subjects Alison Weir brings us into emotional contact with them in a way that an unadorned historical account does not."
-Boston Sunday Globe
"Every bit as good as anything [Philippa] Gregory has ever done . . . [Weir] makes a familiar story vibrant and fresh."
-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Completely absorbing . . . a brilliantly vivid and psychologically astute novel."
-Booklist (starred review)
"Poignant and harrowing . . . a gripping finale."
-The Seattle Times
"A sensitive and fast-paced tale . . . Weir conveys the age's political intrigues, religious fanaticism and sexism."
"Characters breathe as though they were alive last week-not five centuries ago. . . . A chilling epitaph on a period of history that continues t
Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include Britain's Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England, Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess and the novel, Innocent Traitor.