Isabella

  • by Alison Weir
  • Narrated by Lisette Lecat
  • 21 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is the first full-length biography of a much maligned but astonishingly colourful Queen of England.In Newgate Street, in the city of London, stand the meagre ruins of Christ Church. On the same site once stood a royal mausoleum set to rival Westminster Abbey in the 14th century. Among the many crowned heads buried there was Isabella of France, Edward II's queen - one of the most notorious femme fatales in history. But how did she acquire her evil reputation? And is it justified? Alison Weir's engrossing biography sets out to put the record straight.

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What the Critics Say

"Pierces the veil of history with scholarly precision....A serious rendering of a sensational life." (Irish Times)

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Excellent Historical Work

Well researched, complete and thorough life of Isabella, fairly assessed, and an excellent overview of this crucial period in English history.
This is a serious historical work using all the sources available for the period. It is neither a novel nor light listening. If you are looking for historical biography disregard the complaining reviews. You will not waste your credit.
The book is well if a little starchily read. Mind you the reader has to decide when sources are being quoted and of course one cannot see references.
Highly recommended.
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- Gregory

A Gripping Story

I loved this as much as I had the book. Having become a night time listener this was, for me, an ideal saga of a strong and powerful woman. As always Alison Weir brings a wealth of facts into the narrative but never distracts from the story. The narrator was just right.
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- Nicola

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-01-2007
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks