By Alison Weir

It is a brief, sharp shot of royal revenge. greater than 400 years in the past, seven humans - 5 of them girls - have been beheaded within the Tower of London. 3 were queens of britain. The others have been came upon accountable of treason. Why have been such vital humans positioned to demise? Alison Weir's gripping ebook tells their tales: from the previous pal betrayed by way of a guy set on being king, to the younger woman killed after simply 9 days at the throne. Alison Weir is a superb storyteller. via her shiny writing, Alison Weir brings background alive.

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