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The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
The Lady in the Tower The Fall of Anne Boleyn
Author: Alison Weir
Nearly five hundred years after her violent death, Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII, remains one of the world's most fascinating, controversial, and tragic heroines. Now acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison Weir has drawn on myriad sources from the Tudor era to give us the first book that examines, in unprecedented depth, the ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345453228
ISBN-10: 0345453220
Publication Date: 12/28/2010
Pages: 464
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 3
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roquilfox avatar reviewed The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn on + 6 more book reviews
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I am in the middle of this book, and let me tell you, it is like Ambassador Euctace Chapuys (a man whose correspondances while at the court are realied on heavily by Weir) is my best girlfriend, giving me all of the juciest court gossip! It's an amazing book that admirably doesn't make too many assumptions about Anne's last days. Weir lays out statements about/from her original sources and gives the reader her take as well as the opinions of other scholars. I absolutly love this book!
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nordicgirl avatar reviewed The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn on + 10 more book reviews
This book is a fascinating, in-depth look at the last months of the life of Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of England's King Henry VIII, who was beheaded in 1536. As a lover of Tudor history, I'm a great fan of Alison Weir, whose nonfiction (and fiction) works are always well-researched and even-handed, and also very well-written. This volume is my favorite so far. Weir concludes that Anne was almost certainly innocent of the crimes for which she was executed, and that the reasons for her fall go well beyond Henry's wish for a new wife and a male heir. Anne's fall, in short, was more about politics and power than it was about love and lust. An engrossing read!


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