Weir lives in Surrey, England with her husband and two teenaged
children. She has been passionate about history since the
age of 14, when she read an historical novel about Katherine
of Aragon and was inspired to research the Tudor period. Since
then, her field of interest has broadened to encompass the
whole of the British Monarchy. She is the author of Britain's
Royal Families (1989), The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Princes in the Tower (1992), The
Wars of the Roses (1994), The
Children of Henry VIII
Life of Elizabeth I
(1998), and Eleanor
of Aquitaine (1999).
also loves art, music of all kinds, poetry, reading, and visiting
historical houses. She is deeply interested in education.
Until four years ago, when she began writing full time, she
ran a specialist school for children who could not cope in
mainstream schools. She is at present researching another
historical 'whodunnit' entitled Mary, Queen of Scots
and the Murder of Lord Darnley.