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Fraser, Antonia 1932-

Works: 470 works in 2,572 publications in 10 languages and 66,391 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Autobiographies  Short stories  Diaries  Poetry  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Creator, Director, Other, Redactor, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6056.R2863, B
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Mary, Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser( Book )

198 editions published between 1935 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 5,564 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 )

89 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,713 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 lives of the kings & queens of England by aser.zzz Fr( Book )

75 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 3,071 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 )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 2,880 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 )

24 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 2,822 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 )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this panoramic work of history, Lady Antonia Fraser looks at women who led armies and empires: Cleopatra, Isabella of Spain, Jinga Mbandi, Margaret Thatcher, and Indira Gandhi, among others
The weaker vessel by Antonia Fraser( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 2,465 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."
Royal Charles : Charles II and the Restoration by Antonia Fraser( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 2,146 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 )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,974 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 riveting detail his intimate relationships with women. The king’s mother, Anne of Austria, had been in a childless marriage for twenty-two 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. After a flirtation with his sister-in-law, his first important mistress was Louise de La Vallière, who bore him several children before being replaced by the tempestuous and brilliant Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan. Later, when Athénaïs’s reputation was tarnished, the King continued to support her publicly as Athénaïs left court for a life of repentance. Meanwhile her children’s governess, the intelligent and seemingly puritanical Françoise de Maintenon, had already won the King’s affections; in a relationship in complete contrast to his physical obsession with Athénaïs, Louis XIV lived happily with Madame de Maintenon for the rest of his life, very probably marrying her in secret. When his grandson’s child bride, the enchanting Adelaide of Savoy, came to Versaille she lightened the King’s last years – until tragedy struck.With consummate skill, Antonia Fraser weaves insights into the nature of women’s religious lives – as well as such practical matters as contraception – into her magnificent, sweeping portrait of the king, his court, and his ladies."--pub. website
King James VI of Scotland, I of England by Antonia Fraser( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James VI and I, the king who united in his person the crowns of Scotland and England, has received a censorious press. Faults -- and he was very far from faultless -- have been given maximum treatment and virtues -- which he did not lack -- have been dismissed as being on a lesser scale. The result is that he has been derided for his failures, but not sufficiently praised for those instances where his judgment was in advance of his age, as for example in his desire for a proper union of England and Scotland, or his genuine and far-sighted love of peace. His contribution as a skilful and tenacious King of Scotland -- in many ways the most successful king Scotland ever had -- is often ignored, while the legacy of problems he inherited in England is overlooked. - Introduction
Faith and treason : the story of the Gunpowder Plot by Antonia Fraser( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,695 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."--Jacket
Quiet as a nun by Antonia Fraser( Book )

62 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 1,568 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
Oxford blood by Antonia Fraser( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 1,454 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 )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 1,375 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 )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,256 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 )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,203 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 )

26 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in English and Danish and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave and other stories by Antonia Fraser( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 1,101 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 )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 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 )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Was that what you thought - that you would come back, come back here to beautiful Lark, and get away with it, did you expect that? I can hardly believe it, even of you ... ' A series of murders have shocked the sleepy, rural village of Lark. The deaths all coincide with the reappearance of actress Christabel Herriot - it is clear that someone has decided her return is not to be tolerated. Amidst the gossip surrounding her reckless affair, Christabel decides to resume her theatrical career, joining a company performing at the Larminster Festival. Jemima Shore has been asked to present a programme on the Festival, so when it becomes clear that Christabel's life is in serious danger, Jemima is on the case again
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Mary, Queen of Scots
Marie Antoinette : the journeyThe lives of the kings & queens of EnglandThe wives of Henry VIIICromwell : the Lord ProtectorThe warrior queensThe weaker vesselLove and Louis XIV : the women in the life of the Sun KingKing James VI of Scotland, I of England
Alternative Names
A Fureizā 1932-

A. フレイザー 1932-

Antonia Fraser

Antonia Fraser britische Historikerin und Bestseller-Autorin

Antonia Fraser Brits auteur

Antonia Fraser storica britannica

Antonia Margaret Caroline Fraser

Antonia Margaret Caroline Pakenham

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Fraser, Antonia 1932- Lady

Fraser Antonia Lady

Fraser, Antonia, Lady, 1932-

Fraser, Antonia Margaret Caroline

Fraser, Antonia Margaret Caroline 1932-

Fraser, Antonia Margaret Caroline Pakenham 1932-

Fraser, Antonia Pakenham

Fraser, Antonia Pakenham 1932-

Fraser, Antonia Pakenham 1932- Lady

Fraser, Antonia Pakenham Lady

Fraser, Antonia Pakenham, Lady 1932-

Fraser, Antonia Pakenhem 1932-

Fraser, Antonia Peckenham 1932-

Fraser, Lady Antonia Margaret Caroline

Fraser, Lady Antonia Pakenham

Fraser, Lady Antonia Pakenham, 1932-

Lady Antonia Margaret Caroline Fraser

Lady Antonia Pinter

Longford, Antonia, 1932-

Packenham, Antonia

Pakenham Antonia

Pakenham, Antonia, 1932-

Pakenham, Antonia Margaret Caroline

Pakenham, Antonia Margaret Caroline 1932-

Peckenham, Antonia 1932-

Peckenham, Antonia Margaret Caroline 1932-

Peckenham Fraser, Antonia 1932-

Pinter, Antonia, 1932-

Pinter, Lady Antonia

Антонија Фрејзер

Антонія Фрэйзер

אנטוניה פרייזר סופרת בריטית

آنتونیا فریزر

أنطونيا فرازير


フレイザー, A.

フレイザー, アントニア