Alison Weir’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Alison Weir Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Alison Weir, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Alison Weir you will find my Ten favourites of Alison Weir’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“In this martial world dominated by men, women had little place. The Church’s teachings might underpin feudal morality, yet when it came to the practicalities of life, a ruthless pragmatism often came into play. Kings and noblemen married for political advantage, and women rarely had any say in how they or their wealth were to be disposed in marriage. Kings would sell off heiresses and rich widows to the highest bidder, for political or territorial advantage, and those who resisted were heavily fined.

Young girls of good birth were strictly reared, often in convents, and married off at fourteen or even earlier to suit their parents’ or overlord’s purposes. The betrothal of infants was not uncommon, despite the church’s disapproval. It was a father’s duty to bestow his daughters in marriage; if he was dead, his overlord or the King himself would act for him. Personal choice was rarely and issue.

Upon marriage, a girl’s property and rights became invested in her husband, to whom she owed absolute obedience. Every husband had the right to enforce this duty in whichever way he thought fit–as Eleanor was to find out to her cost. Wife-beating was common, although the Church did at this time attempt to restrict the length of the rod that a husband might use.”
― Alison Weir, Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life

 “I prefer to be left alone with my books.”
― Alison Weir, The Wars of the Roses

“Court life for a queen of France at that time was, however, stultifyingly routine. Eleanor found that she was expected to be no more than a decorative asset to her husband, the mother of his heirs and the arbiter of good taste and modesty.”
― Alison Weir, Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life

 “I steel myself to ignore his taunts and his coarse language. I no longer care what he says or does. It doesn’t matter anymore. I am detached, contained in my own private world where he cannot reach me. It is my last refuge.”
― Alison Weir, Innocent Traitor

 “It did not do to give your heart to a man so entirely, she thought. Men did not value what they came by easily. Once you loved, you laid yourself open to pain.”
― Alison Weir, The Lady Elizabeth

 “If only they would all just leave me alone with my books and my letters, I would be content to let life, and the world pass me by”
― Alison Weir, Innocent Traitor

“She had already decided that, when she grew up, she was going to do whatever she pleased and not let anyone order her about.”
― Alison Weir, The Lady Elizabeth

 “I will never give him the satisfaction of knowing how much he has wounded and enraged me. In my silence lies my strength.”
― Alison Weir, Innocent Traitor

“I cannot go with you all the way on your journey, but I would go as far as I might”
― Alison Weir, Innocent Traitor

“You must pray to God for forgiveness because I can give you none”
― Alison Weir, Innocent Traitor

10 Famous Quotes by Author Alison Weir

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Alison Weir, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Alison Weir.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Alison Weir. 

One Final Bonus – Alison Weir Quote 

“The Burgundian chronicler Philippe de Commines thought the English a choleric, earthy, and volatile people, who nevertheless made good, brave soldiers. In fact he regarded their warlike inclinations as one of the chief causes of the Wars of the Roses. If they could not fight the French, he believed, they fought each other.”

― Alison Weir, Innocent Traitor

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