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Fraser, Antonia 1932-

Works: 374 works in 1,731 publications in 5 languages and 67,264 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Short stories  Diaries  Detective and mystery stories  Poetry 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Director, Interviewee, Translator
Classifications: PR6056.R2863, B
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Most widely held works by Antonia Fraser
Mary, Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
117 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 5,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary is seen as an intensely feminine, regal yet tragic figure, more sinned against than sinning, and one who was treacherously betrayed by those closest to her
Marie Antoinette : the journey by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
49 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
France's beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted, privileged, but otherwise unremarkable child was thrust into an unparalleled time and place, and was commanded by circumstance to play a significant role in history. Antonia Fraser's lavish and engaging portrait of Marie Antoinette, one of the most recognizable women in European history, excites compassion and regard for all aspects of her subject, immersing the listener not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era
The weaker vessel by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
43 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Women in 17th-century England--heiresses and dairymaids, holy women and prostitutes, criminals and educators, widows and witches, midwives and mothers, heroines, courtesans, prophetesses, businesswomen, ladies of the court, and that new breed, the actress."
The Lives of the kings & queens of England by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
60 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles the men and women who have inherited or seized the English crown since 1066 and assesses the political impact of their personalities and characteristics
The wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 2,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the ascent and decline of each of the six wives of Henry VIII of Great Britain
Cromwell, the Lord Protector by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 2,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the life, personality, and career of Oliver Cromwell as the Lord Protector of Great Britain from 1653-1658
The warrior queens by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
26 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 2,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this panoramic work of history, Fraser looks at women who led armies, empires and rebellions: Cleopatra, Tamara of Georgia, Isabella of Spain, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Jinga Mbandi of Angola, the Rani of Jhansi, and the 20th-century "iron ladies" Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi, among others. Her touchstone is Boadicea, the first-century Briton who led 120,000 compatriots in a revolt that temporarily shook the Roman hold on her country. With her as a vibrant centerpiece, Fraser brings forward a constellation of 17 women who, through accidents of fate or descent, or sheer genius for power, have been cast in the role of Warrior Queen--seen by her contemporaries as (often simultaneously) monster, angel, honorary male, one who shames men into bravery--and seen, long after her reign, as the focus of a golden age.--From publisher description
Royal Charles : Charles II and the Restoration by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 2,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Charles II, 17th century British king whose reign after Cromwell's death brought about a return to peace and order
Love and Louis XIV : the women in the life of the Sun King by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis's accomplishments and follies, exploring in detail his intimate relationships with women. The king's mother, Anne of Austria, had been in a childless marriage for 22 years before she gave birth to Louis XIV. A devout Catholic, she instilled in her son a strong sense of piety and fought successfully for his right to absolute power. In 1660, Louis married his first cousin, Marie-Thérèse, in a political arrangement. While unfailingly kind to the official "Queen of Versailles," Louis sought others to satisfy his romantic and sexual desires. Fraser weaves insights into the nature of women's religious lives--as well as such practical matters as contraception--into her sweeping portrait of the king, his court, and his ladies.--From publisher description
King James VI of Scotland, I of England by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
17 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Attempts to reveal the strengths and virtues as well as the shortcomings of the much maligned Jacobean monarch who led both England and Scotland for two decades
Quiet as a nun by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
37 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a murder takes place in a secluded tower at Blessed Eleanor's Convent in Sussex and the victim is an old school friend, Britain's most popular TV reporter Jemima Shore finds herself in the middle of a disturbing puzzle. The dead woman, a nun, was to inherit one of the largest fortunes in Britain. Jemima walks into the eye of a worldly storm of fear--and the more she learns, the clearer it becomes that more lives, including her own, are being threatened
Faith and treason : the story of the Gunpowder Plot by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In England, November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, when fireworks displays commemorate the shocking moment in 1605 when government authorities uncovered a secret plan to blow up the House of Parliament - and King James I along with it. A group of English Catholics, seeking to unseat the king and reintroduce Catholicism as the state religion, daringly placed in position thirty-six barrels of gunpowder in a cellar under the Palace of Westminster. Their aim was to ignite the gunpowder at the opening of the parliamentary session. Though the charismatic Catholic Robert Catesby was the group's leader, it was the devout Guy Fawkes who emerged as its most famous member, as he was the one who was captured and who revealed under torture the names of his fellow plotters. In the aftermath of their arrests, conditions grew worse for English Catholics, as legal penalties against them were stiffened and public sentiment became rabidly intolerant." "In a narrative that reads like a gripping detective story. Antonia Fraser has untangled the web of religion, politics, and personalities that surrounded that fateful night of November 5. And in examining the lengths to which individuals will go for their faith, she finds in this long-ago event a reflection of the religion-inspired terrorism that has produced gunpowder plots of our own time."--BOOK JACKET
Oxford blood by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
26 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this tale Jemima is reluctantly shooting a TV expose--"Golden Lads and Girls"--The exotic lifestyles of overprivileged undergraduates. Among them is Lord Saffron, the wealthy, twenty-year-old heir to the former foreign secretary. When a confession by a dying midwife throws Saffron's birth and bloodline into doubt, Jemima's interest in the documentary perks up considerably. Then a student is murdered, drawing Jemima into a case that will demand the utmost of her skills of detection
The cavalier case : a Jemima Shore mystery by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jemina Shore falls under the spell of a seventeenth-century poet, soldier, and viscount of Lackland while researching ghosts for a TV project
Your royal hostage : a Jemima Shore mystery by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sacked from her job at Megalith Television, television news anchorwoman Jemima Shore becomes a freelance commentator for American television and investigates a fanatical fringe group threatening to kidnap Princess Amy, disrupting the upcoming royal wedding in London
A splash of red by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
27 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everyone loved Chloe Fontaine. Tiny and exquisitely pretty, her fragile looks hid a considerable talent as a novelist. She had had a series of admirers, lovers, and husbands ever since her arrival in literary London. Her friends sometimes remarked on the odd contrast of her disorderly private life and the careful formality of her work, yet it hardly seemed to matter when even the critics doted on her. When Chloe strangely and suddenly disappears one hot summer day, Jemima Shore, who is left in charge of her flat, must find out why before it is too late
A history of toys by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
27 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave and other stories by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of nine short stories about murder and mayhem, four featuring Jemima Shore, investigative reporter
Political death : a Jemima Shore mystery by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
25 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Britain, with an election approaching, Lady Imogen Swain gives TV reporter Jemima Shore the first volume of a diary, aimed at blowing the whistle on a spy scandal. Before she can give Jemima the second--that one names names--Imogen is killed. Jemima investigates. By the author of The Wives of Henry VIII
Cool repentance by Antonia Fraser ( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
A Fureizā 1932-
A. フレイザー 1932-
Fraser, Antonia
Fraser, Antonia, Lady, 1932-
Fraser, Antonia Margaret Caroline 1932-
Fraser, Antonia Pakenham.
Fraser, Antonia Pakenham, 1932-
Fraser, Antonia Pakenham, Lady
Fraser, Antonia Pakenham, Lady, 1932-
Fraser, Antonia Pakenhem, 1932-
Fraser, Antonia Peckenham 1932-
Fraser, Lady Antonia Pakenham
Longford, Antonia, 1932-
Packenham, Antonia
Pakenham, Antonia.
Pakenham, Antonia, 1932-
Peckenham, Antonia 1932-
Peckenham, Antonia Margaret Caroline 1932- Frueherer Name
Peckenham Fraser, Antonia 1932-
フレイザー, A
フレイザー, アントニア
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