Sunday, January 24, 2010

[Promo/Giveaway] - The Lady in the Tower

Out Now!

The Lady in the Tower
By: Alison Weir

Book Summary:
(summary from Barnes & Noble)

Nearly five hundred years after her violent death, Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII, remains one of the world's most fascinating, controversial, and tragic heroines. Now acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison Weir has drawn on myriad sources from the Tudor era to give us the first book that examines, in unprecedented depth, the gripping, dark, and chilling story of Anne Boleyn's final days.

The tempestuous love affair between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn scandalized Christendom and altered forever the religious landscape of England. Anne's ascent from private gentlewoman to queen was astonishing, but equally compelling was her shockingly swift downfall. Charged with high treason and imprisoned in the Tower of London in May 1536, Anne met her terrible end all the while protesting her innocence. There remains, however, much mystery surrounding the queen's arrest and the events leading up to it: Were charges against her fabricated because she stood in the way of Henry VIII making a third marriage and siring an heir, or was she the victim of a more complex plot fueled by court politics and deadly rivalry?

The Lady in the Tower examines in engrossing detail the motives and intrigues of those who helped to seal the queen's fate. Weir unravels the tragic tale of Anne's fall, from her miscarriage of the son who would have saved her to the horrors of her incarceration and that final, dramatic scene on the scaffold. What emerges is an extraordinary portrayal of a woman of great courage whose enemies were bent on utterly destroying her, and who was tested to the extreme by the terrible plight in which she found herself.

Richly researched and utterly captivating, The Lady in the Tower presents the full array of evidence of Anne Boleyn's guilt—or innocence. Only in Alison Weir's capable hands can readers learn the truth about the fate of one of the most influential and important women in English history.


I have an ARC of The Lady in the Tower to giveaway. To enter leave a comment telling me who your favorite historical figure is, along with your email address. Open to U.S. & Canada. The winner will be announced on January 31st


  1. My favorite historical figure would have to be Anne's daughter, Elizabeth! I find her life story fascinating.

    Thank you for the entry! I love Alison Weir's books!


  2. Hi Wendy,

    Elizabeth I is my favorite historical figure too. :)

  3. My favourite historical figure is Cleopatra and Elizabeth I. Thank you for the entry as I would love to win an Alisa Weir book.

  4. joan of arc thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

  5. My favorite historical figure is Anne Boleyn. She was a lady who knew how to say "no" which ended up gaining her a crown, and eventually losing her head. I find it interesting that she promised Henry a son and heir to succeed him. In his eyes she failed, but in the rest of the world's eyes she succeeded, giving England Elizabeth I and its "Golden Age."
    I have been dying to get my hands on this book, so would love to enter for a chance to win! :)
    ~Elizabeth from The Tudor Book Blog (

  6. My favorite historical figure is Sir Francis Drake.


  7. My favorite historical figure would have to be queen Anne.


  8. Cleopatra!

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  9. My favorite is Anne Boleyn, but I love to read about anything related to the Tudor era!


  10. My favorite historical figure is hard; maybe Elizabeth I or, a bit closer to home, Benjamin Franklin. I love English history and remember visiting the Tower of London when I was a child visiting my grandparents. England has so much history!

  11. My favorite historical figure is probably Henry VIII.

  12. my favorite would be Catherine the Great

    tiramisu392 (at)

  13. Cleopatra has always been fascinating to me! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

  14. My favourite historical figure is Abraham Lincoln.


  15. I would have to go with Elizabeth 1 as my favorite historical figure also. I think all the Tudor women are fascinating!

    karenwitkowski AT aol(dot)com

  16. My favourite historical figure is Elizabeth I of England. Fascinating strong women

  17. my favorite historical figure is Helen Keller she never gave up no matter what

  18. Huummm... When I was a kid my fav historical figure was Cleopatra, but later it became Elizabeth I... still love both!


  19. Joan of Arc is my Hero!

    retsbar2go AT gmail DOT com

  20. my favorite is queen elizabeth the 1st.
    when most were against her, she ruled long & she ruled greatly

  21. I'm not sure I have a favorite, but I'm fascinated by Henry VIII and all his wives. Thanks for the great giveaway!


  22. I'd have to say Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. They were a very intersting couple!! Thanks for the contest.

    rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

  23. My favorite is Julius Caesar!


  24. My favorite historical figure is Franklin D. Roosevelt. I'm a history geek, though, so picking a favorite historical figure for me would be like asking a mother to pick her favorite child! LOL!

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com


    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    My favorite historical figure is probably Queen Elizabeth the 1st.

  26. My favorite historical figure is Julius Caesar. Thanks for the chance to win.


  27. My favorite is Henry's first wife, Catherine. We really know little about her but she has a powerful story to tell.

  28. Joan Of Arc for sure.

    wakeupangel at gmail dot com

  29. My favorite would have to be Ann, because if not for her we would not have Queen Elizabeth the I. And I love to read everything about the Tudor era. I wanted to thank you for writing this book. I would love to add this to my Tudor collection.

  30. My favorite is Eleanor of Aquitaine but lately Catherine of Aragon and her aunt, Juana of Castile have surplanted her.

  31. My favourite historical figure is Queen Cleopatra of Egypt.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com



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