Contact Alison/Events/Links

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ: I'm still getting emails - some of them threatening - from people who just ignore what it says here and assume that I'm the American journalist Alison Weir, founder of the organisation 'If Americans Knew'. Please be aware, before you contact me, that I am a British historian who has nothing to do with Middle-Eastern politics.

Professional email contact:

Before contacting me please read the notes below.

It is always a huge pleasure to receive emails and letters because I love engaging with readers. I try to respond to everyone, but because of my busy writing schedule, I regret that I am unable to reply at length, as I would wish, to each kind person who writes to say how much they have enjoyed my books or asks me a question. Believe me, I very much appreciate your encouraging words, and I am always touched whenever someone takes the trouble to write to me. I assure you that your comments are always read and digested.

I regret that I cannot respond to requests for assistance with private research, school, college or university projects, advice on getting published, study, careers within the historical field, CVs or finding work experience placements, or the reading of unsolicited texts.
If you would like a review copy of my latest book, please contact my publishers (see below).

I am currently being inundated with requests to read books with a view to giving jacket quotes, but it can take me weeks to get through a book because I work seven days a week and get so little time for reading, one of my great pleasures; and when I do, it's in my very limited leisure time, when I really want to choose from the shelves of unread books I've bought.  Therefore, reluctantly, I have decided that, unless I myself invite a submission for a jacket quote, I am no longer accepting any.     

Contact me through my Literary Agent:

Julian Alexander,
Lucas Alexander Whitley,
14 Vernon Street,
London, W14 ORJ.

Contact me through my Publishers:

Jonathan Cape (non-fiction) or Hutchinson (fiction 2006-14)
Penguin Random House,
20 Vauxhall Bridge Road,
London, SW1V 2SA.

Headline Publishing Group (forthcoming fiction from 2015)
Carmelite House,
50 Victoria Embankment
EC4Y 0DZ338
0203 122 7222

Ballantine Books,
Penguin Random House,
1745 Broadway,
New York, NY 10019
(001) 212-572-2284

You can read more about my Six Tudor Queens series and a lot of other fascinating historical topics at


I have done over 650 events at numerous historical sites, museums, art galleries, festivals, bookstores, libraries, charities and schools in the UK, Ireland, the USA and Canada, at/for (for example) the following venues/organisations:

Acton Court, The Althorp Festival, The American Women's Club of London, The Annual Writers` Conference, The Astor Community Theatre Deal, Authors at the Adolphus Dallas, The Bath Festival, Battle Abbey, The BBC Proms Festival, Beccles Christmas Fair, The Beverley Literary Festival, The Biographers' Club, Birkbeck College University of London, Blickling Hall, Bosworth Battlefield, The Bridport Festival, The British Library, The Canterbury Festival, Carlisle Castle, Chelmsford Cathedral, The Cheltenham Literary Festival, Christ Church College Oxford, Clare College Cambridge, Claridges, The Clerkenwell Literary Festival, The Commandery Worcester, The Coughton Court Festival, The Dartington Literary Festival, The Detroit Book and Author Society, Dover Castle, The Durham Festival, Durham Union Society, The Edinburgh International Book Festival, Eltham Palace, English Heritage, The English Speaking Union, Epsom College, The Essex Book Festival, The Eype Literary Festival, The Festival of History, Gainsborough Old Hall, The Georgia Centre for the Book Atlanta, Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, The Guildford Festival, The Guildford Shakespeare Company, The Guildhall Coventry, The Guildhall London, Hampton Court Palace, Harrods, Harvard University Bookshop, Hatchards, Hatfield House, The Hay Literary Festival, The Hebden Bridge Festival, The Henley Literature Festival, Hever Castle, The Historical Association, Historic Royal Palaces, The Ilkley Literary Festival, Ingatestone Hall, The Institute of Historical Research, The Institute of Tourist Guiding, The Isle of Man Fund for the Blind, Kenilworth Castle, Kensington Palace, Kettlethorpe Church, Kingston Museum, Kingston Readers' Festival, Kirby Hall, The Lavenham Literary Festival, Leeds Castle, The Lewis Live Festival, The Lichfield Festival, The Lincoln Book Festival, Lincoln Cathedral Library, Littlecote House, The London City Guides, The London History Festival, Malmesbury Town Hall, The Manchester Literary Festival, Marble Hill House, The Margaret Mitchell House Atlanta, The Marie Stuart Society,  Marlborough Guildhall, The Mary Rose Theatre Portsmouth, Merton College Oxford, Miller`s Academy London, The Mole Valley Festival, The National Archives, The National army Museum, The National Gallery, The National Maritime Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The National Trust, The National Trust for Scotland, The National Women’s Register, New Hall School, Oakham Castle, The Oundle Festival, The Overseas Women’s Club, Oxford Brookes University, The Oxford History Society, The Oxford Literary Festival, Pembroke College Cambridge, Oxford University History Society, Parkinson's U.K., Penn University Bookshop, Peterborough Cathedral, Portsmouth Festivities, The Reading Crime Writers' Festival, The Richard III Society, Richmond Castle, The Richmond Festival, The Richmond Museum, Rievaulx Abbey, The Rotary Club, The Royal Air Force Club, The Royal London Society for the Blind, The Royal Overseas League, The Royal Society of Arts, The Royal Tennis Court, Rycote House, The Rye Festival, The Saffron Walden Literary Festival, St Alban’s Abbey, St Bartholemew's Church Otford, Gladstone's [formerly St Deiniol’s] Library, St John`s College Cambridge, St John`s College Oxford, The Save the Children Fund, The Scarborough Literary Festival, The Shakespeare Centre, The Shakespeare Club, The Sheffield Festival, Sheffield Manor Lodge, The Sick Children’s Trust, Skipton Castle, The Smithsonian Institute Washington, Soroptimist International, Southside House Wimbledon, The Spitalfields Literature Festival, The Square Tower Portsmouth, The Suffolk Book League, Sutton Library, Sutton Writers' Circle, Syon House, Tapeley Park, The Tate Gallery, The Theatre Royal Bath, The Tower Arts Centre Winchester, The Tower of London, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Hall Cambridge, The University Bookstore Seattle, University College Dublin, The University of London, The University of the Third Age, The University of York, Warwick Words Festival, The Weald and Downland Open-Air Museum, The Wells Festival, Westenhanger Castle, The Wetherby Arts Festival, Whitehall at Cheam, Wigmore Hall, The Wimbledon Festival, The Winchester Literary Festival, Winchester Museums, The Windsor Festival, Wingfield Castle, Winter Words Festival Pitlochry, The Women`s Library, Woodstock Town Hall, Writers Week at the Listowel Festival, and numerous events for Waterstone's, Dillon's, Ottaker's, Borders, Methven's, Barnes and Noble, Heffers, Blackwells, as well as numerous independent book shops, schools, libraries and literary/historical societies. Alison has also featured on numerous radio and television programmes, and four of her books have been selected for Radio 4`s Book of the Week.

If you would like to book me for an event, please contact me at for an information sheet, booking form and list of talks, or contact my publishers.