• 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.


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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I am normally not a person interested in this kind of books but another family member had purchased it. I started to listen to it with a sense of "I'll give it 5 minutes..", but when the 5 minutes were up, I was hooked. It is a story of a great - but for me hitherto unknown - personality, intellectually told and with a lot of sensible distance to the object. A great history told in a very interesting way. When I had listened to the first two parts I thought the story was over, but was delighted to find out there was a third part! This book would become a great movie.
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- Wallen

Good History

This is a rare academic book that sounds less like a textbook and more like an interesting story. There are a few tedious moments of minute household account details, but overall this was interesting and entertaining, even if Ms. Weir has other ideas about what happened to Edward II. ;) Its definitely a worthwhile read for history fans.
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- Jillian

Book Details

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