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An Introduction to some famous names in history

Advantages: Provides basic information, may inspire further reading
Disadvantages: Lightweight in style, lacking depth

I enjoy history but don’t seem to have time to read lengthy books these days so I thought something from the ‘Quick Reads’ series might be ideal for me. In this book Alison Weir tells the grim and rather sad stories of seven so-called traitors who lost t ...

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Review of Quick Reads: Traitors Of The Tower - Alison Weir

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Short and snappy with all the facts

Advantages: Short/Snappy but still had all the facts and easy to get in to and learn from
Disadvantages: The start and end were not as good as the other sections

Firstly It was a relief to read this book because of it's very short length as I had been reading some of the longer books by the same author and despite the small size of the book, it has a very good amount of information in it about each "Traitor" that ...

alexcatt97 02.09.2012 · Read full review
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Is this book for the chopping block?

Advantages: A good brief history, encourage people to read more
Disadvantages: Too brief, sometimes static writing

Sometimes I’m surprised I manage to sleep at night, that I don’t see ghosties and ghoulies in dark corners, that I can walk down a dark street without constantly looking over my shoulder! The reading material I choose can be seen by some as slightly odd, ...

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quick read, traitors of the tower

Advantages: brief, to the point, interesting
Disadvantages: too brief

This is, as usual, well researched and well written by Alison Weir. In this book Weir investigates individuals who were imprisoned in the tower and accused of being 'traitors'. This book is very simplistic and avoids listing facts and figures; Weir stic ...

chuckabiddy 04.06.2011 · Read full review
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Anne in the Tower

Advantages: Well written, accessible style, exciting story
Disadvantages: None

The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir bears the subtitle "The Fall of Anne Boleyn", which tells you just about everything you need to know about the book. Assuming you know Alison Weir is a historian, you will then be able to surmise that this is a histori ...

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Review of The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn - Alison Weir

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