Alison Weir Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian (and the fifth-bestselling historian overall) in the UK, She has published nineteen history books, including her most recent non-fiction book, Queens of the Crusades, Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife is Alison Weir's eleventh published novel and the final book in the Six Tudor Queens series about the wives of Henry VIII, which was launched in 2016 to great critical acclaim. All five previous novels in the series were Sunday Times bestsellers.Alison Weir recounts the extraordinary story of a woman forced into a perilous situation and rising heroically to the challenge. Katharine is a delightful woman, a warm and kindly heroine – and yet she will be betrayed by those she loves and trusts most. Too late, the truth will dawn on her. Illustrated Talk Book now We would like to reassure you that Hexham Book Festival events will be delivered with your safety in mind, and in full accordance with Government guidelines available at the time.