More than 400 years ago, seven people - five of them women - were beheaded in the Tower of London. Three had been queens of England. The others were found guilty of treason. Why were such important people put to death? Alison Weir's gripping book tells their stories: from the former friend betrayed by a man set on being king, to the young girl killed after just nine days on the throne. Alison Weir is a wonderful storyteller. Through her vivid writing, history comes alive.
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Bit like a 'school project'
- Amazon Customer
Nice introduction but you will want more
This short book will give you bitesize introduction to some very complex stories of historical "traitors" and is perfect for those who are new to the subject.
The voice performance wasn't my favourite. The narrator had a very "matter of fact" way of speaking - not much feeling or performance and it leaves the book feeling a little dry.
However, overall I would recommed this book to anyone who has a passion for history and wants to learn more. Alison Weir is a great writer and historian, and she has been able to break down these topics into small informative chunks in a very adept way. So while the voice performance lets the book down a bit, its a short book so you won't have to worry about it too much.