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This month’s best historical reads

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

By Alison Weir

Headline Review, £18.99, hardback, 544 pages


Master historical storyteller Alison Weir continues her Six Tudor Queens series with this fictional account of Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour. Maid of honour to the King’s former wives Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, she went on to marry him just days after Boleyn’s execution. Within 18 months she, too, would be dead, surviving just long enough to see her son, the future Edward VI, christened. Such a dramatic life provides Weir with plenty of incident, and she combines new research with an attempt to flesh out Seymour’s character. Was she really a mild-mannered innocent? And how did her husband’s litany of past marriages affect her mindset?

“Was she demure and virtuous, the willing instrument of an ambitious family and an ardent and powerful king?”

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In this month's issue… Hitler's rise to power How a failed painter on the fringes of local politics managed to hoodwink a nation and become - against all likelihood - the Fürher. Plus: 250 years of the circus; the Kingmaker's comeuppance in the War of the Roses battle of Barnet; famous folk who died broke in spite of their achievements; women who fought against the suffragette movement; and the strangely enthralling history of the toilet. Watch out for X.