Queens of the Conquest

  • by Alison Weir
  • Narrated by Julia Franklin
  • 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the first volume of this epic new series, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England's queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. Beginning with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in 1066, to the turbulent life of the Empress Maud, who claimed to be queen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to that end, the five Norman queens emerge as hugely influential figures and fascinating characters.


What the Critics Say

"Known for best-selling historical biographies, Alison Weir is in command of her detail." (Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail)
"Weir has a shrewd sense of what will seize the imagination of the keen historical amateur." ( The Independent)


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Customer Reviews

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well researched

I love to learn about the history of royalty. Obviously extensively researched as is to be expected from Alison Weir. I found the narrator annoying in her disjointed pausing and her inflections. It made for a very odd sounding narration.
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- Jennifer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-09-2017
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks