#BookReview for In the Shadow of Queens by Alison Weir #AlisonWeir #TheTudors #NewRelease @AlisonWeirBooks @headlinepg #IntheShadowofQueens #SixTudorQueens @HeadlineFiction

The complete SIX TUDOR QUEENS short-story collection by acclaimed historian and SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING author, Alison Weir.

‘This brilliant series has brought Henry VIII’s six wives to life as never before’ TRACY BORMAN

‘Detailed, immaculately researched and convincing’ THE TIMES

‘Lingers long after the last page is turned’ ELIZABETH FREMANTLE

Behind every great king stands a queen. And behind every queen, the whole court watches on…

Over the years of his reign, six different women took their place beside King Henry VIII of England as his wife and queen.

But the real stories of the six Tudor queens belong to those who lived among them. Played out in glittering palaces and whispering courts, these are tales of the people who loved and served these women, and those who lied and betrayed them.

Collected together for the first time, In the Shadow of Queens reveals thirteen startling stories from the Tudor court, told by those at the very heart of that world.

Groundbreaking truth. Breathtaking fiction.


‘Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life’ Guardian

‘A tour de force’ Susan Ronald

‘Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else’ Barbara Erskine

‘Well researched and engrossing’ Good Housekeeping

‘Hugely enjoyable . . . Alison Weir knows her subject and has a knack for the telling and textural detail’ Daily Mail


I really enjoyed this set of stories!

Whilst these are available in the majority as individual books too, there is an extra book within this set that hasn’t been released and a few added extras from Alison too as you go through

Anyone who follows my blog will know that I do love my history books, both nonfiction and fiction and I also love an Alison Weir book and the Tudor period too so I was delighted to be able to read this one – it will be one that I get the hard copy for to add to my bookcase too

The characters in the different books were well developed and I loved the interaction.  The books run in order through Henry’s queens and the books are easy to read and you can dip in and out after reading one or two.  This is a must read for any Alison fans out there and also anyone with a passion for Tudor fiction books too

It is 5 stars from me for this one, a really nice set of books and thoroughly enjoyable!