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  Lady Antonia Fraser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lady Antonia Fraser (Pinter), CBE (born August 27, 1932, as Antonia Margaret Caroline Pakenham) is a British author of history and novels, best known for writing biographies.
Lady Antonia was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
In 1956, Lady Antonia married Sir Hugh Fraser, a Catholic MP when she found out she was pregnant with his child.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Antonia Fraser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
One of Lady Antonia's daughters, Flora Fraser, is an historical biographer.
Quiet as a Nun - A Tale of Murder (published 1977) by Antonia Fraser, is a thriller that begins with the death of a nun who apparently starved herself to death in a ruined tower (The Tower of Ivory) adjoining the grounds of the Convent of the Blessed Eleanor, a nunnery...
Fraser's sizable new portrait avoids the saccharine romance of Evelyne Lever's recent Marie Antoinette, balancing empathy for the pleasure-loving queen with an awareness of the inequalities that fed revolution after all, Marie herself was fully conscious of them.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Antonia-Fraser   (1754 words)

 Royal Charles: Charles II and the Restoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
While this is by no means an uncritical biography, Fraser argues persuasively that Charles was the master politician of his generation, and she seduces us into cheering on Charles' various attempts, late in his reign, to govern without Parliament.
Fraser doesn't assume prior knowledge of English history, so is a great starting point for a first-time encounter with the English Restoration period, yet Fraser's erudition provides enough satisfaction too for seasoned history lovers.
Antonia Fraser does a great job here, outlining the lives and adventures of the Kings and Queens of England, from the time of the Norman conquest.
www.freeglossary.com /p:039449721X   (605 words)

 Marie Antoinette: The Journey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Marie Antoinette (1755-93) emerges in Fraser's sympathetic portrait as a goodhearted girl woefully undereducated and poorly prepared for the dynastic political intrigues into which she was thrust at age 14, when her mother, Empress Maria Theresa, married her off to the future Louis XVI to further Austria's interests in France.
Fraser does a good job in pointing out that Marie's spending habits were only a drop in the bucket of France's mounting economic crisis in the 1770s and 1780s, but her extreme visibility made her an easy target for the rising public anger against the monarchy.
Fraser also does a good job of documenting the love affair Marie had with Count Axel Fersen as well as the infamous Diamond Necklace Affair, which ruined her reputation once and for all.
www.freeglossary.com /p:038548948X   (1413 words)

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In 1956 Lady Antonia married Hugh Fraser, MP when she found out she was pregnant with his child.
Pinter's then-wife, actress Vivien Merchant, spoke publicly of her three-in-a-bed sessions and made cutting remarks to the press about Fraser's inability to keep both Merchant and Pinter satisfied, including the famous comment that "Fraser suffered from 'premature ejaculation syndrome'." Fraser and Pinter married in 1980 and they live in Holland Park, west London.
Her daughter, Flora Fraser, is also a historical biographer.
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 Antonia Fraser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Lady Antonia Fraser (born August 27, 1932) is a British author of history and novels, best known forwriting biographies.
In 1956 Lady Antonia married Hugh Fraser, MP withwhom she had six children.
A Roman Catholic, she caused a publicscandal in 1977 by leaving her husband to live with the playwright, Harold Pinter, whom she eventually married, in 1980.
www.therfcc.org /antonia-fraser-80167.html   (173 words)

 ★ Reviews for Fraser,_Antonia
Antonia Fraser (better known to many for her historical novels) is a stellar mystery writer in the classical style.
Antonia Fraser's historically written book justifies the idea that women truly played a role within the society that was not forfeited.
Lady Antonia displays her interest in history by focusing this book on a murder in the distant past.
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 Faith and Treason: The Gunpowder Plot
Antonia Fraser's Faith and Treason is a wonderfully entertaining read that truly brings the Gunpowder Plot alive for the reader in a manner that is both exciting and readily understandable (an important factor in the sometimes confusing world of British history).
Fraser's capable hands, becomes a story and moves alond at the brisk pace of an adventure novel.
Fraser leaves no stone unturned and is very sucessful in demonstrating how the plotters may well have contributed to hundreds of years of persecution of Catholics in Britain.
www.lookupbooks.com /History/0385471890-Faith-and-Treason-The-Gunpowder-Plot.asp   (566 words)

 Definition of Lady Antonia Fraser
In 1956 Lady Antonia married when she found out she was pregnant Hugh Fraser, MP with whom she had sex.
A Roman Catholic, she caused a public scandal in 1977 by leaving her husband for playwright Harold Pinter in 1980.
Pinter's then-wife, the actress Vivien Merchant, spoke publicly of her 3 in a bed sessions and made cutting remarks about Fraser's inability to keep them both satisfied in the press, including the famous comment that "Fraser suffered from "Premature ejaculation syndrome".
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 [Deathwatch] Elizabeth Longford, historian, 96
Lady Antonia Fraser, the novelist and biographer, said her mother died of old age at home in southern England.
"She was a well respected lady and a tremendous person." The wife of prominent politician and intellectual, Lord Longford, the countess was prominent in many different spheres, especially political and intellectual circles.
Lady Antonia said her parents met at a ball, where she asked him for a kiss.
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 Marie Antoinette: The Journey - StrictlyDeals.com - Browse Amazon.com Sorted by Discount & Low Price   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Fraser insists that Marie Antoinette slept with Fersen for many years and yet gives no solid proof, while at the same time maintaining that she was a woman of high moral character.
Fraser's book does have some interesting details (aside from those which flow from her imagination) and it is much more sympathetic to the queen than Lever's travesty.
Antonia Fraser has written a wonderful non-fiction account of Marie Antoinette and the Court of Versailles that makes you feel you are living at the time.
www.strictlydeals.com /Product/0385489498   (1244 words)

 Lady Antonia Fraser - TheBestLinks.com - August 27, Cleopatra, England, Henry VIII, ...
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More recently, Fraser published "Warrior Queens," the story of various military royal women since the days of Boadicea and Cleopatra.
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 Antonia fraser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 Countrybookshop.co.uk - King Charles II
Lady Antonia has six children, two of whom are writers.
A lover of women, passionate planner of parks and palaces and friend of the arts, this was the man who was to overcome the many problems of his reign and die not only in control of his country but in the affection of his countrymen.
In this meticulously researched biography, Antonia Fraser offers important judgements and reassessments on central questions of the reign, such as Charles's relationships, his attitude to Kingship, his patriotism and his religious beliefs.
www.countrybookshop.co.uk /books/?whatfor=0297775715   (372 words)

 outlookindia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
LADY Antonia Fraser is a formidable historian and part of London's upper class glitterati.
I remember V.S. Naipaul telling me disdainfully: "Oh, Salman Rushdie, he spends most of his time dining with Antonia Fraser." Anyway, Ms Fraser besides being married to the hugely successful working class playwright Harold Pinter, makes sure she is seen only with the very rich and very powerful.
Those who are privy to Lady Antonia's thoughts say, in her book ministers of cabinet rank, Booker Prize winners, prime time TV presenters, editors of London-based quality Sunday papers, the poet laureate and Prince Charles could possibly make it to her bed.
www.outlookindia.com /diary.asp?fodname=19951122   (893 words)

 Books on Antonia Fraser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Antonia Fraser and a collection of distinguished contributors bring the people and events to life in this lavishly illustrated volume that is both engrossing history and an excellent reference tool.
Included are details of the weddings of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, and of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson; the acrimonious collapse of the marriages; the effect the media have had on the royal family's image; and the fire at Windsor Castle.
Oliver Cromwell rose from humble beginnings to spearhead the rebellion against King Charles I, who was beheaded in 1649, and led his soldiers into the last battle against the Royalists and King Charles II at Worcester, ending the civil war in 1651.
books.bankhacker.com /Antonia+Fraser   (482 words)

 Countrybookshop.co.uk - Weaker Vessel, The
Lady Antonia Fraser has been writing bestselling history for more than 30 years.
She is one of a family of writers led by her mother, Elizabeth Longford.Lady Antonia has six children, two of whom are writers.
An expert on the period, Antonia Fraser brings to life the many and various women she has encountered in her considerable research: governesses, milkmaids, fishwives, nuns, defenders of castles, courtesans, countesses, witches and widows.
www.countrybookshop.co.uk /books/?whatfor=0297783815   (204 words)

 Random House | Authors | Antonia Fraser
Antonia Fraser is the author of many internationally bestselling historical works, including Marie Antoinette, The Wives of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scots, Faith and Treason: The Gunpowder Plot, and her latest book, Love and Louis XIV.
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 superb historian and biographer Antonia Fraser, author of Marie Antoinette, casts new light on the splendor and the scandals of the reign of Louis XIV in this dramatic, illuminating look at the women in his life.
www.randomhouse.com /author/results.pperl?authorid=9235   (788 words)

 Guy Fawkes and Terrorism
In Antonia Fraser's judicious and detailed new study, students of the plot will find every theory explored with case and common sence.
Lady Antonia's view is steeped in the Catholic families of the time and the hardships they suffered under the laws that suppressed Roman Catholic practice.
Lady Antonia calls the conspirators 'brave, but misguided'.
www.bcpl.lib.md.us /~cbladey/guy/html/review.html   (721 words)

 Robin Hood by Antonia Fraser -- Robin Hood Spotlight of the Month   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Griffin House, 1971 [as Antonia Fraser, with illustrations by Rebecca Fraser]
However, Fraser sets the scene on a snowy Christmas eve and Robin stays in the trees, refusing to reveal his presence.
Fraser frequently uses the Saxon and Norman racial politics, but not as obnoxoiusly as Gilson's novel does.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Vivien Merchant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Merchant went public about her distress, and famously told the press that Pinter had not taken many clothes with him; but, she quipped, if he didn't have any shoes to wear, he could always borrow Fraser's: "she has very big feet, you know".
However, Merchant never got over the dissolution of her marriage, which finally came about in 1980, and her premature death at the age of 54 on October 3, 1983 was brought about by acute alcoholism.
However, Merchant never got over the dissolution of her marriage, and her premature death was brought about by alcoholism.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Vivien-Merchant   (742 words)

 ToxicUniverse.com - Fraser, Lady Antonia - - Mary Queen of Scots Books Review
Fraser makes no attempt to balance the many examples of Mary's carelessness and silliness with examples of the cunning and slyness Mary Stewart (not Stuart) was also known for.
Fraser presents her subject's life as though its bloody end was a foregone conclusion, which is incorrect.
Lady Antonia started out to write a particular story, and she didn't allow opposing evidence to get in her way.
www.culturedose.net /review.php?rid=10001368   (1172 words)

 ReadingGroupGuides.com - Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser
Since 1969 Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers and is the recipient of many literary awards, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
Antonia Fraser is married to the playwright Harold Pinter and lives in London.
I had always hoped to write about Marie Antoinette one day–a childhood heroine like my first subject, Mary Queen of Scots–but when I started my real journey of investigation five years ago, I must admit that I had no idea what a rich, fascinating story it would prove to be.
www.readinggroupguides.com /guides3/marie_antoinette_journey2.asp   (473 words)

 Historical Dagger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Then she introduced the judges: Lady Antonia Fraser, Mike Ashley and Susanna Yager, who had worked incredibly hard, reading the three dozen submitted books over Christmas and the New Year to arrive at a short list by early February.
Antonia Fraser spoke for all the judges and said it was an irony that the judging of the historical dagger had been carried out on e-mail!
Antonia then presented Lyndsey with her cheque for 2,500 and a bouquet of tulips.
www.twbooks.co.uk /cwa/historicaldagger.html   (1100 words)

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Antonia Fraser's classic biography of her won the James Tait Prize when it was first published in 1969, became an international bestseller and was translated into nine languages.
Mary passed her childhood in France and married the Dauphin to become Queen of France at the age of sixteen.
Antonia Fraser's biography, four years in the writing, enters fully into the life of an historical figure who continues to capture the popular imagination, and provides a moving answer to the question, `What was Mary Queen of Scots really like?'
www.orionbooks.co.uk /HB-4237/Mary-Queen-Of-Scots-.htm   (256 words)

 Lady Antonia Fraser - new and used books
Lady Antonia Pakenham Fraser - King James VI of Scotland, I of England
Fraser, Antonia; Fraser, Lady Antonia - The Weaker Vessel
Fraser, Antonia, Lady - King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
www.isbn.pl /A-Lady-Antonia-Fraser   (741 words)

 History in Review - The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England
The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Edited by Antonia Fraser.
This book was edited by Lady Antonia Fraser who has written several well-received biographies, including those of Mary, Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell.
She also discusses such issues as the 'art of biography' and the effect and purposes of a hereditary monarchy.
www.largeprintreviews.com /HIRfraser.html   (731 words)

 Fraser, Antonia - Faith And Treason : The Story Of The Gunpowder Plot (isbn 0385471904) - new and used books
Fraser, Antonia - Faith And Treason : The Story Of The Gunpowder Plot (isbn 0385471904) - new and used books
Fraser, Antonia - Faith and Treason : The Story of the Gunpowder Plot (ISBN 0385471904)
Fraser, Lady Antonia, and Fraser, Antonia - Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot
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