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  • Title: Traitors of the Tower
  • Author: Alison Weir
  • ISBN: 9780099542285
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback

  • More than four hundred 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 ninMore than four hundred 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 Through her vivid writing, Alison Weir brings history alive.
    Alison Weir
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Alison Weir born 1951 is a British writer of history books for the general public, mostly in the form of biographies about British kings and queens She currently lives in Surrey, England, with her two children.Before becoming an author, Weir worked as a teacher of children with special needs She received her formal training in history at teacher training college.


    Commentaires:

    Brooklyn Tayla
    Starting in 1483 with Lord Hastings, ending in 1601 with Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, this short presents us with 7 accounts of tragedies among English history. Each short essay was utterly gripping and phenomenal, and I recommend it to all history lovers or anyone who is interested in learning.

    Jo Barton
    "A short, sharp shot of royal revenge"Well, I think this quick read does what it says on the tin.I enjoyed a quick wizz through traitor history. Starting in 1483 and ending in 1601, each section only takes about ten pages. The history is simply yet succinctly explained with enough attention to detail to whet your appetite . Useful as an introduction or an aide memoir.

    Kelly
    Love a good history book. Short, bloody and straight to the point, British history is so brutal, I love it.

    ♛ Heather
    This was written for World Book Day this year in conjunction with the BBC in an attempt to get more people interested in reading, something I fully support! It's a very short, factual read, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I really liked how it was obvious that Weir was really enthusiastic about Lady Jane Grey and Anne Boleyn, they were less a string of facts, dates and accounts as little works of prose. I would really recommend Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir, it's a really fantastic read if you, [...]

    Richard
    Another example of why I love, and what I think is so good with Quick Reads. Above all else thy are an opportunity to read new authors and try out different genres.I have just been introduced to Alison Weir through this non-fictional account of traitors whose lives ended abruptly in the Tower of London. She is an author and historian whose informed writing does bring history to a wider audience. These brief summaries may indeed whet one's appetite to seek out weightier volumes like "The Princes [...]

    Mary Bronson
    I think these were great short biographies about 7 people who were killed at the Tower of London. My inner History Nerd was happy to read about different people through out British History. Now I want to read more about these people. The main reason why I picked it up in the first place was because she wrote about Lady Jane Grey Dudley who was beheaded at the Tower. I always enjoy reading more about her. Alison Weir is such a great storyteller.

    Roos
    3.5 starFun, interesting quick read!

    Robin
    This serves as a good introduction for people who aren't already familiar with some of these famous historical stories, but it's also a good reference for those who have heard them before, and you might still learn something new too. Apparently, Margaret Pole did not run around the scaffold with the executioner chasing after her. For some reason, I thought that myth was true.Although each chapter is understandably short given the length of the whole book, it manages to pack a lot in and presents [...]

    Monica Powell
    Delightful and insightful quick read. Alison Weir adds small, interesting tidbits of knowledge about each of the "traitors" in such a way that gives them more humanity I find that with reading so much fiction on historical figures it's often difficult to extract fact from exaggerated fact or perhaps just fabricated "filler". Alison's greatly researched biographies are brilliant.

    Em
    Traitors of the Tower is a quick read, a whistle stop tour of seven famous "traitors" who were beheaded at the Tower of London between 1483 and 1601. A factual book, Alison Weir provides the low down on the circumstances surrounding the demise of Lord Hastings, Anne Boleyn, Margaret Pole, Katherine Howard, Jane Parker, Jane Grey and Robert Devereux in an accessible, readable style.

    Ruby
    It was good. I listened on Audible so because there are a lot of dates if I was reading it again I'd probably opt for Kindle or print instead. Interesting insights into Tudor history

    Sani
    I liked this one a lot, short, well written, it made my heart ache when I read lady Jane and Margaret story, I highly recommend it.

    Chloe (QuothTheBookLover)
    This is so heartbreaking. I love history and the Tudor era especially but what a bloody Reign it was! Hastings, Anne, Margaret Pole and Jane Grey were the ones I felt truly sorry for. Katharine Howard didn't deserve to die so young either although she didn't make anything easy for herself. This was perfect, it was short and got to the point of these stories whilst still adding details I'd never read before which I loved. I can't wait to visit the Tower of London again and walk where these histor [...]

    Rine
    I really love reading about monarchies, I don't really have much affiliation for modern but it's hard not to get caught up in the politics and the maneuvering of historic court. It is THE definition of court politics that I love to read about so much in fiction.I especially like Alison Weir's writing style and am looking to forward to picking up some of her other work. This is a great introduction.

    Katie
    pretty much what it says on the tin, it's extremely fast paced and doesn't go into a lot of depth. It's a great introduction to each of the individuals involved and/or the government and politics of the tudors (and late Plantagenets). if could do half stars I would give it 3.5 :)

    Sophie
    A bite sized look at seven "traitors" who were beheaded in the Tower of London. I say "traitors" because were they all actually traitorous? I don't think so. An interesting overview of the events that led up to their executions nonetheless.

    BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Vignettes of the six citizens who were condemned as traitors to the crown between 1483 and 1601. Took about an hour? Maybe to read? Just enough story to get the picture. Perfect for that student who doesn't want to read an entire book

    Tina
    I really enjoyed this little snap shot of the history of the Tower of London. Well worth picking up and encouraging to seek out more in-depth novels.

    Amy
    This was a quick read, so not meant to be a spectacular piece of literature. It was informative but a bit too melodramatic for my tastes.

    Lesley Bird
    great for a quick history lesson of the tower

    Drishi
    DNF at 14/44.

    Jim
    “A short, sharp shot of royal revenge” says the banner headline on the back of “Traitors of the Tower” by Alison Weir.This is a nice little book running to 75 pages. It’s a collection of 7 true life stories about the occupants of The Tower of London, when it was used as a prison, and covers the years 1483 until 1601.The subjects mentioned in the book are Lord Hastings, a loyal and trusted friend of King Edward IV of England who ruled from 1471 until his death in 1483. Unfortunately due [...]

    Phil Syphe
    Alison Weir summarises events that led to seven executions that transpired in the Tower of London between 1483-1601. Those unfortunates covered are:1. Lord Hastings2. Queen Anne Boleyn3. Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury4. Queen Katherine Howard5. Jane Parker, Lady Rochford6. Lady Jane Grey7. Robert Devereux, Earl of EssexFour of the above were sentences to death by Henry VIII, the king notorious for lopping off heads. Of the seven, Lady Jane Grey, in my view, was the most tragic case, as she [...]

    Ela
    Fairly short but comprehensive essays on seven people who died in the Tower as "traitors". The story of Lady Jane Grey made me cry, as it always does. I intend to read My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand soon and I hope that it will provide a happier ending for this brilliant, brave girl.

    Sabrina L.
    As the title says, this was a quick read. It was a very delightful and interesting one at that. It tells the non-fiction story of 7 people who were beheaded in the Tower of London, and does so in such an insightful and descriptive way that it makes the characters easier to understand and relate to. It combines historical fact with story-telling qualities and is bound to keep you interested in the lives of these ''traitors.'' At times it got a little confusing, especially with all of the differen [...]

    lia
    This is a very short book that tell us about people who are beheaded in the tower (not all of them, cause that would be too much - but few of the most famous one). In this book Alison Weir tell stories of Hastings, friends of Edward IV, and beheaded by Richard III on his coup to gain the throne for himself; Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII; Katherine Howard, another wife of Henry VIII; Margaret Pole Countess of Salisbury, the daughter of Edward IV's brother, but beheaded during Henry VIII's reign [...]

    Charli
    This book is only around 100 pages long, but it's an incredibly intriguing read for anyone with an interest in the Tudor era.It details the fates of 6 of the most famous Tudor prisoners, sent to the Tower of London for treason; Lady Salisbury, Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, Jane Grey, the Earl of Essex and the Earl of Hastings. It's a very concise (if not a little simplistic at times) account of their last days, and their history. As an avid reader of Tudor non-fiction, I found each chapter rive [...]

    Emily
    This a a great little collection of short stories for an amateur historian. Alison Weir gives a quick history of five famous historical characters who were executed by the Tudors and one executed by Richard III. Weir presents a brief but vivid story of the character's upbringing, life at court, the circumstances of their arrest and their last hours spent in the tower before their (in most cases) unjust execution. I would very much recommend reading it before visiting the Tower of London, it will [...]

    Mimi
    I bought this book because the Tudor period has always interested me. It is about seven people who ended up in the Tower of London between 1483 and 1601. It gives a short history about each person and tells of their last days in the Tower. All though mainly set in the Tudor period, one of the people is before that. Most of the stories I know about such as Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard. But the others such as the Earl of Essex and Margaret Pole, I knew nothing about. After reading this book I [...]

    Helene Harrison
    ISBN? - 9780099542285General Subject/s? - History / Executions / Tudors / Wars of the Roses / Sixteenth CenturyTitle? - This book is a very short introduction to the most famous executions that happened in the Tower of London.General Analysis? - A very very very short introduction. It literally just gives the facts as we understand them and doesn't really go into much of the background. Each of these instances could at least by ten times the length, if not more. Good for those with no knowledge [...]

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