Alison Weir’s Six Tudor Queens Series in Order

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The Six Tudor Queens is an historical series written by British author and public historian Alison Weir.

Reading the Six Tudor Queens Series in Order

The Six Tudor Queens is a 6-book series about the wives of Henry VIII. Beyond those six full-length novels, Alison Weir wrote complementary stories “from the Tudor court, told by those at the very heart of that world.”

Six Tudor Queens Books in Order (Novels only)

Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen (2016)
Anne Boleyn, a King’s Obsession (2017)
Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen (2018)
Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait (2019)
Katheryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen (2020)
Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife (2021)

The Six Tudor Queens books by Alison Weir.

Six Tudor Queens Books in Order (Novels and other stories)

This list is about the 6 novels and the 12 bonus tales that are available in In the Shadow of Queens: Tales from the Tudor Court.

– Arthur: Prince of the Roses (short story)
Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen (novel)
– The Blackened Heart (short story)
Anne Boleyn, a King’s Obsession (novel)
– The Tower is Full of Ghosts Today (short story)
– The Chateau of Briis: A Lesson in Love (short story)
Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen (novel)
– The Grandmother’s Tale (short story)
– The Unhappiest Lady in Christendom (short story)
Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait (novel)
– The King’s Painter (short story)
– The Curse of the Hungerfords (short story)
Katheryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen (novel)
– The Princess of Scotland (short story)
– The Wicked Wife (short story)
Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife (novel)
– The Queen’s Child (short story)
– In This New Sepulchre (short story)

More about the Six Tudor Queens series

The Story of the Six Tudor Queens series

The Six Tudor Queens series by historian Alison Weir is not a collection of non-fiction books, but a dramatic six-book series in which each novel covers one of King Henry VIII’s wives.

If you are not familiar with Henry VIII’s story, he was King of England from 22 April 1509 until his death in 1547–and he is known for his six marriages. His efforts to have his first marriage annulled led to a disagreement with Pope Clement VII, and consequently to the English Reformation, separating the Church of England from papal authority.

Here is the official presentation for the first novel about Katherine of Aragon:

A princess of Spain, Catalina is only sixteen years old when she sets foot on the shores of England. The youngest daughter of the powerful monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, Catalina is a coveted prize for a royal marriage—and Arthur, Prince of Wales, and heir to the English throne, has won her hand. But tragedy strikes and Catalina, now Princess Katherine, is betrothed to the future Henry VIII. She must wait for his coming-of-age, an ordeal that tests her resolve, casts doubt on her trusted confidantes, and turns her into a virtual prisoner.

Katherine’s patience is rewarded when she becomes Queen of England. The affection between Katherine and Henry is genuine, but forces beyond her control threaten to rend her marriage, and indeed the nation, apart. Henry has fallen under the spell of Katherine’s maid of honor, Anne Boleyn. Now Katherine must be prepared to fight, to the end if God wills it, for her faith, her legitimacy, and her heart.

Does the Six Tudor Queens series need to be read in order?

Each book is about one Queen, in chronological order. As a consequence, it is recommended to read the books in order.

How many books are there in the Six Tudor Queens series?

The Six Tudor Queens series consists of six novels, as previously stated, and 12 short stories.

Where can I find the Six Tudor Queens’ short stories?

The 12 short stories connected to the Six Tudor Queens series are now collected in one volume, In the Shadow of Queens: Tales from the Tudor Court.

Is there an adaptation of the Six Tudor Queens books series?

There are a lot of movies and TV Shows about Henry VIII’s reign and his marriages (see The Tudors), and even some on the queens. But none of them are based on Alison Weirs’s Six Tudor Queens series. For now, at least.

About the author of the Six Tudor Queens series

Who is Alison Weir?

Alison Weir is a British author and public historian. She trained to become a History teacher, studying world history, English medieval history and the Italian Renaissance, but decided to not pursue this as a career.

She used to work as a Civil Service management before becoming a published author in 1989. During a time, run her own school for children with learning difficulties, before taking up writing full-time.

She published non-fiction books and, in 2006, her first fiction novel Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey. Since then, she wrote a dozen of fiction books, and continued to publish her non-fiction work

What has she written beyond the Six Tudor Queens series?

Beyond the Six Tudor Queens, Alison Weir wrote non-fiction books about the same subject like The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1991), The Children of Henry VIII (1996), Henry VIII: The King and His Court (2001), The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn (2009), The Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (2015), A Tudor Christmas (2018), and more about other notable figures in British history.

As a fiction writer, Weir also specializes in History with titles like The Lady Elizabeth (2008), The Captive Queen (2010), Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower (2012), The Marriage Game: A Novel of Elizabeth I (2014), In the Shadow of Queens: Tales from the Tudor Court (2021), and Elizabeth of York: The Last White Rose (2022).